Confirmation

Confirmation is a public act of the church that preceded by a period of intentional discipleship designed to help baptized Christians affirm their identity with the life & mission of the Christian Community.  It seeks to involve the whole family and the whole church to provide a supportive community that will affirm the work God began in baptism and promises to bring to fulfillment through His son, Jesus Christ. Confirmed students grade 7th & up have two options for completing confirmation. Option A: Immersions or Option B: Independent Student/Parent Study.  Worship notes and service hours are required with either option.  For more detailed information check out the full

Handbook

    • Attend each module once totally in 4. Complete Pre & Post reflection work. 
    • Capstone: Collaborate with leader to prepare for Confirmation rite in which you will complete your spiritual development plan & write your testimony. 
    • Complete all 5 modules including the capstone, worship notes & service hours. Can be complete in 1 year or at your own pace. 
    • Student & Parents unable to meet the group immersion process can opt into a 2 year family lead conformation intensive study. 
    • 15 Worship notes & 5 service hours are still required. 
    • Ask Pastor Ted@churcthatcares.org or DCE Kathryn@churchthatcares.org for more details if this is the option you choose.
    • Complete 15 worship notes
    • Attend 75% of the time worship & Sunday School.
    • Complete 5 hours total of service hours
    • Service hours can include mission trips, service weekends at church, or the ideas. (Please discuss other ideas with DCE Kathryn or Pastor Ted prior to completing.)

ROMANS 6:4

WE WERE BURIED THEREFORE WITH HIM BY

BAPTISM INTO DEATH, IN ORDER THAT, JUST AS CHRIST WAS RAISED FROM THE DEAD BY THE GLORY OF THE FATHER WE TOO MIGHT WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. 

Immersion INformation & Pre/post work

Immersions are intentional times of instruction in a home-based atmosphere. Faith is lived out in the home and it's where discipleship most often occurs! Typically, these will be held on Sundays, from 2-6pm in the home of a staff person or host family.  The students will bring their preparation materials, Luther's Small Catechism, Bible, pen & journal. It is a time to dive deeper into the topics, continue with applications, fellowship together, and break bread with parents during the last 2 hours.  We ask students' parents to join each immersion for the last 2 hours

for about an hour of adult fellowship-modeling-learning and an hour  of breaking bread with one another

and guided conversations with our students.

  • Grace Given: Sacraments & Confession

     PRE-WORK 

    Pre-work is due on arrival on November 7

     Post-work

    Post-work is due by the end of the year 2021

  • God's Character: Commandments & Creed      

    Pre-Work

    The Pre-Work this time is quite extensive. Give yourself plenty of time to complete it in small chunks.  The Post-Work will be lighter following this Immersion as well as the Pre-Work for Immersion C. Due Jan. 9th on arrival.

    Post-Work

    Please complete Post-work as a family and use it as a time to facilitate discussion around conflict and conflict management. Due Feb. 1

  • Talking with God: Lord's Prayer & Biblical Views   

    Pre-Work

    Pre-work is due on arrival on February 27

    Post-work

    Please complete Post-work and turn in your first draft to Kathryn by March 31st. Throughout the spring/summer together we will work with your student to edit, polish and finalize their Gospel & Testimony. Final draft will be due at the time of Immersion D in September date TBD

  • Fatih Lived: Spiritual disciplines & World Views   |   Pre-work & Post-work will be updated and accessible one mont prior to when this immersion is next scheduled. 

  • Upon completion of all 4 Immersions, al 15 worship notes & all 5 hours of service work students & parents will need to set up a meeting with Pastor Ted and/or DCE Kathryn. In the meeting we will reflect on what was learned, as well as, teach each student how to create and craft a 5 year spiritual development plan. As well as, advice on ho to write their own personal testimony to be read aloud at a future date. We will also discuss what the Rite of Confirmation/Confirmation Service will look like and when that will take place. 

    Questions? Pastor Ted or DCE Kathryn