Confirmation 2014 will be held at Locations around Kansas City.
What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is an opportunity for students entering 8th grade or higher to take ownership of their faith. Throughout the school year, we will discover what it means to live within God’s Story in Christ. The course will include required memorization and attendance, and will culminate in the presentation of a Bible and the option to be baptized next May. Register here, and check out the other elements of Confirmation below.
Each of our gatherings will meet in a different location around the Kansas City area. We do this for two reasons: first, by moving outside the church, it reminds the students that living out their faith is not limited to the church building. Second, when students step out of their normal routine they are able to reorganize their thoughts and experience what is being taught in new ways. On most Sunday meetings, the students will then be shuttled back to church to sit together during the 9AM worship gathering.
Here is the list of meeting dates, times and locations:
Meeting 1: Orientation
- Date: Sunday, September 14 – 9:00AM
- Location: Loose Park Pavilion, Jacob’s Well
Meeting 2: God’s Story
- Date: Sunday, October 19 – 8:00AM
- Location: Liberty Memorial
Meeting 3: My Story
- Date: Sunday, November 23 – 8:00AM
- Location: TBA
Meeting 4: God’s Mission
- Date: Tuesday, February 3 – 5:00PM
- Location: Youth Room/Rosedale Ridge
Meeting 5: My Life
- Date: Sunday, March 1 – 8:00AM
- Location: TBA
Meeting 6: Now What?
- Date: Sunday, April 12 – 8:00AM
- Location: Summit Street Bridge (1500 Summit St, KCMO)
Meeting 7: Ceremony & Baptisms
- Date: May ??
- Location: Jacob’s Well Sanctuary
Students are required to take notes during SEVEN different Sunday worship gatherings during the school year. Four can be taken care of on mornings when we return to church following our meetings, but three other notes need to be done on their own time or on the last Sunday of the month when our students join corporate worship.
Going Deeper Devotionals:
Between meetings, students will be required to complete an experience-based worksheet found in the Confirmation Notebook. Each worksheet is designed to go deeper with the previous gathering’s conversation, and to also introduce the conversation coming the following meeting. Students should take their time with these – they will have an entire month to complete them between meetings.
Confirmation Mentors (NEW!!):
This year we are introducing Confirmation mentors to the program! We believe strongly that the more positive adult influences in students life, the better. We will be matching each student up with TWO mentors: an adult from our community as well as an high school student to help disciple and dialogue with along the way. Students and mentors will meet once a month on their own time.
There will be required memorization throughout the school year. Students will be expected to commit eight different verses, the books of the Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed and Personal Confirmation Verse to memory.
Personal Confirmation Verse:
Every confirmand will have the opportunity to select their own “Personal Confirmation Verse”. This verse is to be selected on their own. The verse can be whatever they want it to be – they will share these verses and why they chose them with the congregation during the Confirmation Ceremony in May.
Ceremony & Baptism:
At the end of the school year, sometime in May, confirmation students will declare their faith and be recognized for their efforts in front of the community. They will receive a personalized confirmation Bible, and be given the opportunity to be baptized if they haven’t already. Stat tuned for details concerning this day as it gets closer.
- Adult Baptisms
- Infant Baptisms & Dedications
- Women’s Fondue & Trivia Night
- Corpus Group Signups
- Kids Community Move-Up Sunday 8/17