St. Paul’s Youth Confirmation Class 2022-2023
Eligible Youth: 8th-12th grade
**Note that the Confirmation Course will run monthly from October 2022 - April 2023 (with exceptions of December and March because of school breaks)**
The Outline of Faith (the Catechism) that can be found in the Book of Common Prayer explains confirmation as "the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying of of hands by a bishop. It is required of those to be confirmed that they have been baptized, are sufficiently instructed in the Christian Faith, are penitent for their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord." (BCP pg. 860)
During the confirmation course the youth will explore the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, the Sacraments, Spiritual Practices, Church History, and practicing sharing stories from their own faith journeys. Each class will begin with lunch, have community building, and have interactive lessons to explore the topics mentioned above.
October 23, 2022 12-2PM- Confirmation Class 1
November 20, 2022 12-2PM- Confirmation Class 2
January 22, 2023 12-2PM- Confirmation Class 3
February 12, 2023 12-2PM- Confirmation Class 4
February 26, 2023 12-2PM- Confirmation Class 5
April 15, 2023 10-11:30AM- Confirmation Rehearsal and Logistics
April 16, 2023 10AM Arrival, 11AM Service- Confirmation Day
- Attend the 5 scheduled Confirmation Classes with an adult mentor. This adult mentor should be a trusted adult that the youth has a relationship with. The mentor should be willing to share their faith experience with the youth as well as be able to listen to the youth’s experience. This mentor can be a parent or another adult of the youth’s choosing. If a mentor is not available for one of the classes please have another trusted adult attend with the youth.
- Participate in 2 events/activities at St. Paul’s each month, excluding Confirmation Class. This can be any worship service, formation event, service event, or youth group. If you serve as an acolyte it counts as 1 participation for serving as acolyte and another for attending a service (2 counts of participation total for being acolyte at a service). This includes the months of December and March when there is not a Confirmation Class session.