Typically, at the end of the confirmation program, students would get confirmed as a whole group during a worship service. The whole service would be centred around this ‘graduation’ like moment. Young people would be confirmed regardless of their readiness in their faith journey.
GROW seeks to reorient this faith moment in young people’s lives. Confirmation will be a self-nominated process. This means it’s up to each person to take the next step in their faith journey. No one will be rushed or pressured. Every young person can go at their own pace that matches their spiritual journey.
The confirmation process will contain these elements:
- A written faith essays
- A next step essays
- A faith conversation with Pastor (along with an advocate if desired)
- To be discussed will be core elements of the Christian faith such as: Holy Communion, Baptism, Apostles Creed, Lord’s Prayer & Worship. (Note: these will all be taught at GROW over the course of this first year)
Once these elements are completed a confirmation day will be picked. This will mirror nicely to their baptism day, this time they will be speaking the words of faith. The church will get to celebrate and encourage each young person as an individual rather than a group.