Our Confirmation Program is designed to help the youth of our parish to become adult members of the congregation and to live the life of discipleship to which Christ calls each of us. It is another step in our continued faith development. It is about planting seeds of knowledge that will grow both now and in the future. It is about relationships, being the living Body of Christ in this place. It is about service in the world, in Christ’s name. It is about being and becoming faithful followers of Jesus.
To achieve these goals we’re using Faith Inkubator’s Head to the Heart resources which enable us to:
Teach Better-- Head to the Heart includes customizable, "back-to-the-basics" lessons using the Bible as the main textbook. Music, PowerPoint presentations, art, skits, stories and cartoons are provided as supplements. In short, H2H resources engage kids and make what is being taught sticky to the adolescent mind.
Keep the Kids Around After Confirmation Day -- To a kid, friends are of the utmost importance. Head to the Heart intentionally harnesses the power of these friendships within small groups, building a network of care at church as the context for learning. This bonding gives groups the connective power to stay together long after Confirmation Day has come and gone.
Equip Parents for Ministry at Home -- In Head to the Heart, we also head to the home. In our model, parents are challenged, but more importantly, equipped with easy-to-use, step-by-step processes that help them discuss matters of faith with their kids. H2H resources help us give some confirmation instruction back to parents!