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  • 1. Confirmation Overview What is Confirmation? Let’s take a look..... Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 2. Confirmation A Public Profession of your faith - you claim the name Christian for yourself Let’s Explore - • GRACE • Building Blocks of your Faith • What Happens on Confirmation Day? • Your Decision Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 3. CHOICES - Your Choice! Confirmation is defined as "with firm-ness".  Confirmation means accepting responsibility for your faith and your choices in life.  Childhood is a time when you're told what to do.   Young adulthood and teenage years are times when you must do what is right on your own. The choices you make are made not for recognition or reward but for choosing the right thing to do.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 4. Confirms our Baptism ✦ Confirmation means to make firm or solid what has gone before and what our parents, families, and God have done.  ✦ Before refers to our Baptism and in a broader sense to all our faith journey up to this point.  Many of us were baptized as babies, although some of us were not.  If you were baptized as a baby, you did Confirmation builds on what was not make that choice.  It was done for us.  It was begun in Baptism. It completes the God's gift to us.  process of initiation into the Christian community.  It is the beginning of the ✦ Baptism reminds us that God accepts us and loves journey to learn and live a life in us even before we can respond.  Our parents or Christ. sponsors pledged to raise us in faith and the Church pledged to help them.   Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 5. Our Growth People evolve ✦ A baby is born and fed and begins to We have many stages grow. and changes in our lives ✦  Growth is as vital to human life as nourishment. ✦ The body and mind must grow to stay alive. ✦ The soul also needs to grow in the life of GRACE. ✦ Just as the human body must grow through childhood, adolescence, and then adulthood, Our Soul evolves the human soul needs to grow into maturity. We have many stages and changes in our Spiritual Journey! Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 6. GRACE ✦ GRACE is God’s love poured out to and over us - LIKE A WATER FALLING OVER US! ✦ God’s Love is always available to us! ✦The Church believes that Baptism is a special means of God's love for us.  ✦ We name this love as God's grace.  ✦ The Greek word for gift in the New Testament is charis which means gift.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 7. GRACE ✦ GRACE is God’s love poured out to and over us - LIKE A WATER FALLING OVER US! ✦ God’s Love is always available to us! ✦The Church believes that Baptism is a special means of God's love for us.  ✦ We name this love as God's grace.  ✦ The Greek word for gift in the New Testament is charis which means gift.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 8. GRACE ✦ GRACE is God’s love poured out to and over us - LIKE A WATER FALLING OVER US! ✦ God’s Love is always available to us! ✦The Church believes that Baptism is a special means of God's love for us.  ✦ We name this love as God's grace.  ✦ The Greek word for gift in the New Testament is charis which means gift.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 9. CONFIRMATION a Means of GRACE ✦ Confirmation is an expression of God’s love to and for us! ✦ Confirmation is a gift through Jesus Christ. ✦ Confirmation is about YOUR choice to accept God’s Love! YES NO Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 10. BUILDING BLOCKS of GRACE BUILDING YOUR FAITH WITH GRACE ✦ PRAYER ✦ THE HOLY BIBLE - SCRIPTURE ✦ THE CHURCH - LEARNING (RETREATS) & WORSHIP ✦ THE SACRAMENTS - BAPTISM & HOLY COMMUNION ✦ MISSION SERVING OTHERS Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 11. PRAYER MATTHEW 7:7 (NIV) "ASK AND IT WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU; SEEK AND YOU WILL FIND; KNOCK AND THE DOOR WILL BE OPENED TO YOU. Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 12. GOD’S WORD MATTHEW 4:4 (NIV) JESUS ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN: 'MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.' ". Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 13. GOD’S WORD MATTHEW 4:4 (NIV) JESUS ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN: 'MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.' ". g, f fallin Sto ries o Faith of St ories Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 14. GOD’S WORD MATTHEW 4:4 (NIV) JESUS ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN: 'MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.' ". g, f fallin Sto ries o Faith of St ories , hu rting out es of tretched Stori ms s ar es of n Love Stori i Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 15. GOD’S WORD MATTHEW 4:4 (NIV) JESUS ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN: 'MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.' ". , g, es of sin ess f fallin Stori orgiven Sto ries o Faith fF of Sto ries o St ories , hu rting out es of tretched Stori ms s ar es of n Love Stori i Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 16. GOD’S WORD MATTHEW 4:4 (NIV) JESUS ANSWERED, "IT IS WRITTEN: 'MAN DOES NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT COMES FROM THE MOUTH OF GOD.' ". , d apart e g pulle in Peac o f bein gether S tories living to f Sto ries o , g, es of sin ess f fallin Stori orgiven Sto ries o Faith fF of Sto ries o St ories , hu rting out es of tretched Stori ms s ar es of n Love Stori i Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 17. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 18. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 19. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 20. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 21. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 22. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Learn Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 23. THE CHURCH A COMMUNITY OF FAITH MATTHEW 18:20 (NIV) "FOR WHERE TWO OR THREE COME TOGETHER IN MY NAME, THERE AM I WITH THEM." Learn Worship Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 24. SACRAMENTS mmunion 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-26 (NIV) Ho ly Co "FOR I RECEIVED FROM THE LORD WHAT I ALSO PASSED ON TO YOU: THE LORD JESUS, ON THE NIGHT HE WAS BETRAYED, TOOK BREAD, AND WHEN HE HAD GIVEN THANKS, HE BROKE IT AND SAID, "THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH IS FOR YOU; DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME." IN THE SAME WAY, AFTER SUPPER HE TOOK THE CUP, SAYING, "THIS CUP IS THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD; DO THIS, WHENEVER ptism YOU DRINK IT, IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME." FOR Ba WHENEVER YOU EAT THIS BREAD AND DRINK THIS CUP, YOU PROCLAIM THE LORD'S DEATH UNTIL HE COMES.” Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 25. MISSION - SERVING OTHERS GALATIANS 5:13 (NIV) "YOU, MY BROTHERS, WERE CALLED TO BE FREE. BUT DO NOT USE YOUR FREEDOM TO INDULGE THE SINFUL NATURE ; RATHER, SERVE ONE ANOTHER IN LOVE. " Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 26. YOUR DECISION Confirmation builds on what was begun in Baptism. It completes the process of initiation into the Christian community.  It is the beginning of the journey to learn and live a life in Christ. In Confirmation we affirm our baptism. We are not re-baptized! We recognize the gift of baptism from other Christian faiths. Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 27. YOUR DECISION If you have not been baptized you will have the opportunity to be baptized as part of the Confirmation Service! Confirmation builds on what was begun in Baptism. It completes the process of initiation into the Christian community.  It is the beginning of the journey to learn and live a life in Christ. In Confirmation we affirm our baptism. We are not re-baptized! We recognize the gift of baptism from other Christian faiths. Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 28. YOUR DECISION If you have not been baptized you will have the opportunity to be baptized as part of the Confirmation Service! Confirmation builds on what was begun in Baptism. It completes the process of initiation into the Christian community.  It is the beginning of the journey to learn and live a life in Christ. In Confirmation we affirm our baptism. We are not re-baptized! We recognize the gift of baptism from other Christian faiths. Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 29. YOUR DECISION We are old enough to profess our own faith, to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves.   To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 30. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - We are old enough to profess our own faith, to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves.   To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 31. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - h? C hurc as a elieve o we b What d We are old enough to profess our own faith, to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves.   To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 32. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - h? C hurc as a elieve o we b What d What is your experience of God? We are old enough to profess our own faith, to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves.   To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 33. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - h? C hurc as a elieve o we b What d What is your experience of God? What is We are old enough to profess our own faith, our hist ory & he ritage? to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves.   To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 34. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - h? C hurc as a elieve o we b What d What is your experience of God? What is We are old enough to profess our own faith, our hist ory & he ritage? to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves. faith What your parents in   taught you? To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian for yourself.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 35. YOUR DECISION We must ask ourselves some questions as we journey together this year - h? C hurc as a elieve o we b What d What is your experience of God? What is We are old enough to profess our own faith, our hist ory & he ritage? to say what we believe.  It doesn't mean that we know all of the answers, but we can learn enough to begin the journey ourselves. faith What your parents in   taught you? To be confirmed is to make a public profession that you claim the name Christian How will we live o for yourself.  ur lives? Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 36. Confirmation Day ✦ Confirmation is part of a service at our church. ✦ God’s Love is poured out upon us during Confirmation. ✦ Confirmation is done with the laying on of hands and a prayer that the Holy Spirit would work in your life.  ✦ If you choose to be confirmed, you will become a professing member of Christ's universal church. ✦ The United Methodist Church, and our congregation, and you will be commissioned for a life of Christian discipleship and service. Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 37. Live Your FAITH! ✦ We are old enough to contribute to the life of our congregation and to live our faith in the world.  We have been part of the church since we were baptized. ✦ Confirmation allows us to be part of the church because it is what WE decide and desire. It is your decision to claim the name Christian. ✦ When we profess our faith, God's Spirit through the church confirms us in faith! Are you ready to make your own commitment to faith?  Your journey begins with confirmation as you endeavor to make God an integral part of your life.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 38. Live Your FAITH! ✦ We are old enough to contribute to the life of our congregation and to live our faith in the world.  We have been part of the church since we were baptized. ✦ Confirmation allows us to be part of the church because it is what WE decide and desire. It is your decision to claim the name Christian. ✦ When we profess our faith, God's Spirit through the church confirms us in faith! Are you ready to make your own commitment to faith?  Your journey begins with confirmation as you endeavor to make God an integral part of your life.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 39. Live Your FAITH! ✦ We are old enough to contribute to the life of our congregation and to live our faith in the world.  We have been part of the church since we were baptized. ✦ Confirmation allows us to be part of the church because it is what WE decide and desire. It is your decision to claim the name Christian. ✦ When we profess our faith, God's Spirit through the church confirms us in faith! Are you ready to make your own commitment to faith?  Your journey begins with confirmation as you endeavor to make God an integral part of your life.  Wednesday, August 11, 2010
  • 40. Have a Great Journey! Wednesday, August 11, 2010