Confirmation 2018-2019

Faith investigators: Wondering about what God is up to in us and in the world

At the time of your baptism, we prayed over you: “Sustain you with the gift of the Holy Spirit: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD, the spirit of joy in your presence, now and forever.”

Core questions

We will return to these questions again and again, asking them of ourselves, of others, of our experiences – as a practice of paying attention to the Holy Spirit and God’s call in our life.

  • What is life-giving?
  • Where do you feel sustained and nurtured? Where are you growing in wisdom, understanding, knowledge, joy, love?  
  • What is life-draining?
  • Where does your spirit feel blocked up? Where do you feel disconnected, bored, despairing?
  • Where do you see God?        
  • Where do you sense God’s presence? Where do you feel God’s love, grace, and power flowing?

 

Confirmation Schedule 2018-2019

October

  • Sunday, October 7 – orientation together
  • Worship visit to another church, synagogue, mosque (TBD)

November

  • November 4 (Sunday)– after worship: Lunch at Preus Wangerin household: 3408 23rd Ave. Minneapolis. Gather – meal, bible study, core questions together with mentors

December

  • Saturday, December 1 – 9am-12pm: Faith rooted organizing with Calvary and Bethel

January

  • January 21 (Monday) – 6 pm – Dinner at Kehrberg household: 640 Westwood Dr. S, Golden Valley. Gather – meal, bible study, core questions together with mentors
  • Sunday morning interviews with adults (9-10am, one Sunday)

 

February

  • Saturday, February 2 – 9am-12pm: Faith rooted organizing with Calvary and Bethel
  • Sunday morning interviews with adults (9-10am, one Sunday)

March

  • Tuesday, March 19 – 6 pm dinner at Lind household: 3939 Standish Ave, Minneapolis. Gather – meal, bible study, core questions together with mentors – share interview findings, and discern whether/how to do more, with different questions, in March and April           
  • Saturday, March 23, 9am-12pm: Faith rooted organizing with Calvary and Bethel

May

  • Rescheduled from April – Date and Location TBD. Gather - meal, bible study, core questions together with mentors at 6:00
  • May 3-4: Retreat with Calvary and Bethel youth (Back up: Wilderness Canoe Base)
  • Worship visit to another church, synagogue, mosque (TBD)

 

Schedule on your own time: Three Ministry Visits

As “Faith Investigators” we want you to have opportunities to explore the various ways people choose to engage their faith. Look at the many different activities, committees, service projects, forms of worship leadership and so on that are ways of putting faith into action.

Between October and May, visit or participate in 3 ministries of the church to see if you can identify the faith connection.

Wonder from the perspective of those who give their time: what is life-giving, life-draining, and where do they see God in that activity? Wonder for yourself how each activity might be life-giving or life-draining, and where God might be present. You’ll have a chance to share what you observed during our Gather times.

 



 

Confirmation Classes

 
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For our confirmation-aged youth (grades 7-9), a program is arranged each school year to suit the needs and interests of the particular individuals that year. Often this includes participating in our program of faith exploration called Living Questions, engaging in service projects, spending time together and/or with mentors, or working with our pastors on topics of special interest.

 

 


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