Leader: Rob Rodriguez / firstname.lastname@example.org / 630-200-8658
Making Disciples guides confirmands through a variety of learning experiences that will strengthen the student's understanding of the faith while connecting him or her with the community of believers in a personal way.
Classes will be held at Good Shepherd on Sundays at 4:00-6:00 p.m in Fellowship Hall. *Students will choose a personal presentation of Faith – Art Project, Music, Video to be presented to the church*
7 Bi-Weekly Lesson Plans to be followed out of God & Church Assignment
Postcards to be sent after each Lesson Plan to person engaged in spiritual journey outside of Mentor and Parent
Attend and serve @ church Services Weekly (10:00 a.m. preferred)
Follow Assigned Bible Reading Plan – Book of Matthew
Complete a Photo Album Scrapbook – Followed in Lesson Plan
Interview a key member of the congregation.
Memorize Apostle’s Creed / Lord’s Prayer / Social Creed
Presentation of Faith
Wesley Woods Confirmation Camp
Trip to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion
Confirmation Coffee Hour
Service Projects Completed
GOD & CHURCH – Confirmation 2012
· To strengthen young people’s relationship with Christ
· To challenge young people to learn about and participate in the worship and ministry of the church
· To have young people make a plan for daily Bible reading and memorize a creed or statement of belief or passage of scripture
· To provide the opportunity for young people to experience the joy of serving others
The God and Church program will lead young people on a journey. It will be a faith journey with three parts: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church's structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.
God Promises to be with Joshua as Joshua Leads the People of God into the Promised Land – Joshua 1:1-9
Unit I – My Journey: Meeting Christ
Lesson 1: Meeting Jesus, the Person
Students will be challenged to see Jesus as a real person who shared our humanity. They will study scripture to understand why it is important that Jesus was human and become familiar with major events in the life of Jesus.
Lesson 2: Meeting Jesus, the Son of God
Jesus is more than just an historical figure. Jesus was fully divine. Students will study what Jesus said about his true identify and read the testimonies of people in the Bible to understand that Jesus is the Son of God. They will hear the Good News of Jesus!
Lesson 3: Meeting Jesus, the Head of the Church
Students will read about the birth of the church at Pentecost and learn that Jesus invites us into relationship with the church. They will then study the history of their own congregation and denomination and be required to memorize a creed, statement of belief, or significant passage of scripture.
Unit II – My Journey: Worshiping God
Lesson 4: Learning how Christ Worshiped God
Students will discover how Jesus worshiped God in his everyday living. They will also learn about prayer.
Lesson 5: Exploring How My Congregation Worships God
Students will explore the different worship opportunities in their congregation and attend a worship service with their counselor. They will study the different parts of a worship service and the special celebrations in the church year.
Unit III – My Journey: Witnessing and Ministering for Christ
Lesson 6: Learning How Christ Witnessed and Ministered to Others
Witnessing and ministering go hand in hand. Students will learn of Jesus’ compassion for people who are hurting.
Lesson 7: Exploring How My Congregation Witnesses and Ministers to Others
Students will study the structure of their congregation and learn about the outreach programs of their church.
January 8th , 2012
January 15th, 2012
Getting Acquainted - Overview of Class
January 22th , 2012
Lesson 1 – Meeting Jesus- the Person
*Our Christian Heritage*
January 29th, 2012
Lesson 2 – Meeting Jesus Son of God
* Getting Together -UMC*
February 5th, 2012
Lesson 3 – Meeting Jesus
Head of the Church
*Role of Women in History of UMC*
Group Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
Confirmation Chili Cook-Off
(Assignment – Interview)
February 19th, 2012
Lesson 4 – Learning How Christ Worshiped God
*Role of Lay-Persons*
Feb 26th, 2012
Lesson 5 – Exploring how my congregation worships God
*Our Jewish Tradition*
Friday March 2nd , 2010
March 4th , 2012
Lesson 6 – Learning how Christ Witnessed and Ministered to Others
*The Holiness Tradition*
March 11, 2012
Lesson 7 –Exploring how my congregation witness and ministers to others.
*Education and History of UMC*
(Apostle’s Creed / Lord’s Prayer Exam)
March 18th, 2012
Mission Team Visit
March 25th , 2012
Friday , March 30th , 2012
**Prepare Meal for PADS guest – 4:30 p.m.**
April 1st , 2012
*Spreading Good News*
(Social Creed Exam)
**Shrine of Christ’s Passion Trip @ 1:00 p.m.**
April 8th , 2012
**Easter – No Class**
April 13th- 14th , 2012
*Wesley Woods Retreat*
April 15th , 2012
Saturday, April 21st
April 22nd , 2012
**Presentation of Faith Projects Due**
April 29, 2012