Confirmation





What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature
commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the
Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands
by a bishop.


Confirmation in the Episcopal Church is a sacramental rite affirming membership in the Body of Christ for older youth {14-15 years} and adults.  Dean Johnson will be leading a Confirmation/Inquirers class beginning
September 11th, 2016 in room 101 of the Ministry Center.  The class will meet weekly in preparation for the Bishop's visitation in May of 2017.

Our class will be based on the book:
EPISCOPAL QUESTIONS - EPISCOPAL ANSWERS:  EXPLORING CHRISTIAN FAITH
by C.K. Robertson

We will also ask that confirmands spend time with a mentor or sponsor, as they work through the program:
I WILL WITH GOD'S HELP - EPISOCPAL CONFIRMATION FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
by Mary Lee Wile

This class will be for High School seniors and adults.

Those who are simply curious about the Episcopal Church, or who would like a review of Christian/Anglican essentials, are also invited to attend. 

The rite of Confirmation requires a commitment from the individual.  Being unable to attend a significant portion of the classes indicates that persons may still be in the stages of inquiry rather than ready for confirmation.

For Youth:
Youth Confirmation is our mature commitment to follow Jesus Christ. In Baptism, we see that Jesus chooses us. In Confirmation, we choose Jesus.  We do have a confirmation option for those youth who attend St. Mark's Cathedral School.

     8th graders who do attend St. Mark's Cathedral School will take their confirmation during their 3rd Quarter elective block.