We take seriously the opportunity to invite our young teens to claim their faith for themselves. To quote one of the youth that has just completed confirmation, "There is a difference between believing in God and having a relationship with Him." It is this deep essence of spirituality that we desire to encourage in our youth while they are at this incredible age.
Confirmation ministry is traditionally offered for 7th-8th grade.
Community is an important core value for youth and adults. We have a dedicated fellowship time every other Wednesday. We also try to have fellowship activities like bowling nights and lock-ins. Of course there is much fellowship during our DNOW participation, our mission trips, Sunday School, and other activities.
Our confirmation program is built around growing disciples. We do more than teach the stories of Jesus, we instruct our youth how to apply them to their life. We want to grow young people who can live lives worthy of imitation.
One of our core values as a church is mission. We likewise believe in introducing our youth to missions from a young age. Beginning in Middle School, we offer a weeklong opportunity for domestic missions through an organization called Youthworks. Youthworks has a history of providing mission trips around the US for 20 years.