Confirmation is a beloved part of our church calendar here at First Presbyterian. Year after year, it is always amazing to watch God work in and through students’ lives during the Confirmation process. The purpose of this discipleship program is to help students learn the basics of Christianity, the tenets of the Presbyterian tradition, and what it means to become a Covenant Partner of First Presbyterian Church. Bo Brookby, Lisa Britt, and Johnson Waterer are the facilitators of the course. Our intention is for the confirmation process to be an experience of both the HEART and the HEAD. The two questions that each student will be seeking to answer are, “Who is Jesus to me?” and “Do I want to join First Presbyterian Church?” When the study portion of the class is completed in 8th grade, each student will have the opportunity to affirm his/her faith and become a Covenant Partner of First Presbyterian Church as they transition into High School.
The design of this class includes: weekly teaching times, mentor relationships, two retreats, a class party, a service project, a mid-course gathering for parents, and a mid-course gathering for mentors. At the end of the semester, students and families will gather together and celebrate the student’s completion of the Exploration phase of Confirmation. A public recognition of their completing the class will be made during worship on Celebration Sunday. Johnson Waterer (JohnsonW@1stpres.com), Director of Middle School Ministries, is heading up the Confirmation process, and he will happily answer any other questions you may have regarding Confirmation.
Important Dates to Remember:
- February 2 – Class Party #1 with all Middle School
- March 5 – Mentor Meeting 6-7pm and Parent Meeting 7-8pm in B-100
- March 8 – 9:15am – 2:00pm – Service Day @ Samaritan Ministries
- March 20 – Class Party #2
- May 1-2 – Retreat #2 (with all Middle School)
- May 3 – Final Class Celebration Brunch w/Mentors & Families
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Generate Camp | Make It Matter, June 15-19, 2020
Wednesdays, September 11-November 20 | 6:15-7:45pm | B-100
All middle school students are invited to join us as we worship God through crazy games, music and lessons.
Sundays | 10am | B-100
Join us as we learn more about God through studying His Word every Sunday morning!
Sundays, September-May | 5:30-7pm
MOVE Groups are small groups that meet for the purpose of growing in Christ-centered relationships.