Starting in the Spring of 2022, Resurrection Ministries will be test driving a new way to help students and families prepare for Confirmation.
Confirmation is when you publicly confirm the faith that God has already placed in you. It’s saying “Yes!” to Jesus who so often says “yes!” to you! It’s a rite of passage where you take ownership and responsibility of your own faith. To take ownership and responsibility for your faith means that life with Jesus is not just something that your mom, dad, or grandparents do, it’s something you do. It means that being part of a community of Jesus followers is not something you do because someone makes you, but because you want to. It means that you are taking an active role in continuing to grow as a disciple of Jesus - following him, being changed by him, and being on mission with him.
You may be asking yourself, “How do I grow as a disciple?” “Why does Jesus want to change me?” “What does ‘being on mission with Jesus’ mean?” or even “Is Jesus really worth doing life with?”. These are all really good questions! Before we can stand up and say yes to Jesus, we need to get to know Jesus - who he is, what he’s about, and what he’s asking us to do. In Luke 14, Jesus urges people who want to follow him to “count the cost” of being his disciple. That’s what this process is all about.
Pastor Dave and Kristen are in the process of making 5-6 "Discipleship from Home" adventure guides that will help students and families explore these questions together.
These adventure guides are designed to help you:
- Learn more information about Jesus
- Investigate what it means to be his disciple (and how to imitate him)
- Build skills and gain tools that will help you in your lifelong relationship with Jesus
- Learn to listen and respond to the voice of God
- Grow more comfortable in having spiritual conversations as a family