Confirmation

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Confirmation is a public act of the church that is 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. Unconfirmed 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.  

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  • Immersions

    • Attend each Immersion once for a  total of 4. Complete Pre & Post reflection work. 
    • Complete 15 worship notes & 5 service hours. See below for forms.
    • Attend 75% of the time worship & Sunday School.
    • Entire process can be completed in 1 year or at your own pace. 
  • independent study/parent study

    • Student & Parents unable to meet the group immersion process can opt into a 2 year family led confirmation intensive study. 
    • Complete 15 Worship notes & 5 service hours. See below for forms.
    • Attend 75% of the time worship & Sunday School.
    • Ask Pastor Ted@churcthatcares.org or DCE Kathryn@churchthatcares.org for more details if this is the option you choose.
  • worship notes & service Hours

    • Complete 15   WORSHIP NOTES 
    • Complete 5 hours total of Service Hours. Service hours can include mission trips, service weekends at church, or other ideas. Discuss other ideas with DCE Kathryn or Pastor Ted. SERVICE records

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

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! Held on Sundays throughout the year 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 application, 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.

  • IMMERSION A: GRACE GIVEN | DEC. 18, 2022

    Grace Given: Sacraments & Confession

     PRE-WORK 

    Pre-work is due on arrival at Immersion

     POST-WORK

  • IMMERSION B: GOD'S CHARACTER & PERFECTION | JAN. 29, 2023

    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. 

    POST-WORK

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

  • IMMERSION C: TALKING WITH GOD | FEB. 26, 2023

    Talking with God: Lord's Prayer & Biblical Views   

    PRE-WORK

    Pre-work is due on arrival

    POST-WORK

    Please complete Post-work and turn in your first draft to Kathryn prior to Immersion D. The post-work is a process and she will review and send back edits as we work together to finalize your testimony. You will finalize your Testimony and deliver it in worship service either around or on Confirmation Sunday the last weekend of October. 

  • IMMERSION D: FAITH LIVED | APR. 4, 2023

    Fatih Lived: Spiritual disciplines & World Views   |   No pre-work for this Immersion, as if you attended Immersion C the post work is sufficient .