Welcome to Confirmation 2022. Confirmation is an intentional process designed to help young people discover more about their faith. We will learn in fun and interactive ways about what it means to Belong, Grow and Share in a life of Christ. The course will run from mid-Feb through May; The course prepares Confirmands to be ready to publicaly profess their faith in Christ. Confirmation 2022 is designed for youth in grades 6-8th, but open to all including high schoolers who have never been through the process. As you are deciding if the time is right, keep in mind that NCCP offers Confirmation every 2 years. Participation is open to all; the youth do not have to be previously Baptized, nor do their parents have to be members of the parish. The meeting schedule will vary to accommodate schedules and will conclude by Pentecost on June 5.
Means of Grace: Piety and Mercy
What is Grace?
Class Content: June 2
Means of Grace
Watch Video from Chuck Knows Church
Download Document and fill in the answers
Class Content: May 22
We took a Quiz on the Creed
We discussed Grace and the 3 different ways to describe how God's Grace works in our lives.
Homework for those that missed:
See Video What is Grace?
Read Notes Attached below.
Draw a picture of a porch; a door and the inside of a house (floor plans) to help explain how Grace works in our lives. This will make more since after the video and notes.
Class Content: May 14
We Matched Scripture with the Creed.
Match the Scripture Reference in the right hand column with the numbered line from the Creed. For example:
Number 2 (maker of heaven and earth) = Genesis 1:1
Class Content: April 30
Topic: From the Creed - The holy catholic church,(catholic means universal church)
Since the beginning of the Church in Acts 2 (roughly 33 AD) the church has found things to argue about often times causing division and splits.
What kind issues do you think the church has argued about? What are some of the issues today that Christians might disagree on?
John Wesley is the founder of the Methodist movement; he was an Anglican priest in the 1700's. He never intended on starting a new church. In fact he didn't. He remained an Anglican until his death.
Read Wesley's sermon below: what matters most to Wesley? What are the conditions for staying united? What are legitimate reasons to go our separate ways?
Read John Wesley's The Catholic Spirit
Class Content: April 23
Topic: Jesus our LORD
We discussed different titles and job descriptions for Jesus:
can you think of any?
We tend to focus on Jesus as Savior, but what does it mean that if we claim Jesus is Lord?
In other context (not Biblical or Faith), what does it mean to be a lord or subject to a lord?
What kind of things do we make lord out of?
To do: Study Vocal from April 9th class listed below
Class Content: April 9
Topic: suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
Video Link on Holy Week
Class Content: March 26
Topic: I believe in God
Reviewed Wesleyan Quadrilateral:
We studied Exodus 34.6 Click for Notes
Video Link on God's Character
Class Content: March 19
Topic: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth
We learned about the Wesleyan Quadrilateral:
This is a tool that we have to examine theological topics and to make decisions on morals, ethics, and beliefs. Scripture is the foundation and comes first. The other order does not matter.
We then used Scripture to examine what it means to believe in God as Creator of all.
Video Link on Creation in Genesis 1
Optional Notes on Video