Youth & Family Ministry
Confirmation at Faith is a three-year interactive program for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students that takes place during the school year on Wednesday nights from 6:00–7:15pm. After three years in the Confirmation program, the Rite of Confirmation (a.k.a. Affirmation of Baptism) is celebrated in the spring of their 9th grade year during a Saturday evening worship service.
Confirmation is a time for relationship, outreach, community, and growth in the knowledge of who God is and how God is at work in the world. Confirmation isn’t just an academic process or a requirement for membership at Faith. Rather, the goal of Confirmation is to create a strong community of young people who have the tools necessary to live out a life of faith.
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The Confirmation Handbook is a valuable resource that contains everything you need to know about Faith’s confirmation program for the 2019–2020 program year, including year-long calendars, student/parent expectations, and explanations of the Family Digest and various confirmation faith practices.
A handy, standalone version of the calendar found in the Confirmation Handbook.
Every confirmation student receives a single-sheet Family Digest twice per year—one for fall and one for spring/summer—which is intended to be posted in a visible location in the home (we recommend the fridge). The Family Digest’s primary function is to provide accountability between families and confirmation staff/volunteers by keeping a student’s progress in his or her faith practice expectations ever-present in the home (see the Confirmation Handbook for more on faith practice expectations). It also includes at-a-glance versions of the weekly confirmation schedule and important dates for the current semester
Faith Milestones mark significant events from birth to graduation by naming, blessing, equipping, and gifting families for each faith step. By marking milestones, we lift up and celebrate the faith practices through all the ages and stages of a life centered in Christ.
All 7–12 grade students are invited to meet on Sunday mornings during the school year from 9:30–10:15 at The Point (the lounge at the north end of Messiah Hall) for “Pointed Questions”—an informal time of fellowship, conversation, and thought-provoking questions facilitated by Jake Bouma, Faith’s Director of Youth & Family Ministry.
Senior High Youth Group
Senior High Youth Group (SHYG for short—pronounced like it rhymes with “pig”) is a fun and casual weekly gathering of 10–12 grade students for the purpose of community building and faith discovery. SHYG meets every Wednesday night, year-round, from 7:45–9:15pm in the Gathering House, which is located just north of the main church building. All are welcome!
Next summer’s high school mission trip is scheduled for July 10–17. Details and registration information will be available in the coming month.