Confirmation class is a 14 session experience that helps students understand their faith in a deeper way. It is designed to provide students with the basic information about the history and teachings of the Christian faith so that they will be better equipped for a lifetime of discipleship. They will also learn about the history and philosophy of Hope Church so that they will be better equipped for membership in the church. The culmination of the class is Confirmation Sunday, when the youth will make a public statement confirming their commitment to Christ and the church.
Confirmation class is for students in 7th and 8th grades who have not yet been confirmed. Confirmation is simply a student’s choice to publicly confirm the decision made at Baptism, whether it was made for them by their parents, or they were baptized as older children. (Note: If they have not been baptized yet, they will be baptized on Confirmation Sunday.)
The class meets weekly in the fall. Sign-ups for the class begin in August. In addition to the weekly class, there is a weekend retreat in October to Ocean City, NJ. On the first Sunday in January, we will have Confirmation Sunday during the 10:30 service. This will be the students opportunity to be confirmed during our morning worship service. Please make sure you can be there… that would be pretty important.
If you have any questions or would like information about signing your student up for Confirmation, please contact Dave Falcone, Pastor of Youth Ministries