The Mission of Confirmation

To immerse our confirmation youth and parents in a holistic and comprehensive program that is designed to foster spiritual formation leading families to respond to Jesus' call to be lifelong disciples.

 

What is Confirmation

Sixth grade is an important year at Chapelwood UMC and one of the most important steps in both a student and family's faith journey. After nine months of fun and spiritual formation, sixth graders are given the opportunity to personally respond to Jesus' call to live as a disciple. They will have the opportunity to profess their faith and be confirmed into the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church.
Registration is now underway for all rising 6th grade families for the 2017-2018 Confirmation year.
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The Confirmation year begins in August and includes intentional opportunities for students and parents to explore their faith, through Sunday morning class, small groups, service opportunities and retreats. Parents are the heart and backbone of helping the students grow in faith and friendship and every parent is encouraged to participate. On Confirmation Sunday, students will be invited to profess their faith in Christ and become a full member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church.

 

Goals for Confirmation

•Intentionally share the gospel of Jesus Christ and give each 6th grader an opportunity to respond in May. 
•Learn about living life as a disciple of Jesus by experiencing prayer, scripture, worship, community, and service both individually and as a family.
•Gain an understanding of what it means to profess the Christian faith and make membership vows to Chapelwood United Methodist Church. 
•Give an overview of Christian church history and explain the meaning of Baptism and Holy Communion in the United Methodist tradition. 
•Build a strong group that will integrate into the student ministry at Chapelwood.

 

Confirmation Covenant

 
Sixth Graders

As a member of Chapelwood’s Confirmation Class, I promise to give myself fully to God and this community with my prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
Prayers 
•I will develop a personal practice of prayer.
Presence
•I will attend most if not all Sunday morning class sessions.
•I will worship regularly at Chapelwood UMC.
•I will attend the Confirmation weekend retreats in September & April.
•I will participate in life group and special events as I am able.
•I will meet with a member of Chapelwood’s staff towards the end of the Confirmation year to ask questions and talk about my faith.
Gifts 
•I will grow in generosity and give to God financially as I am able.
Service
•I will help God’s people by participating in service opportunities.
•I will consider serving in worship as an acolyte or choir member.
Witness 
•By words and actions, I will seek to witness and share God’s love in my home, my school and community.


Parents and Guardians

As a parent, I support my child’s commitment to participate in Confirmation. With God’s help, I will stand beside my child and cheer them on as they grow in the Christian faith. I will also make every effort to participate with my 6th grader in the nine Sunday morning classes throughout the year. 

Parents are essential to making our Confirmation ministry dynamic and active. Each parent is asked to participate according to their abilities, availability, and gifts for ministry. Being involved allows you to get to know other parents in your child's grade, but more importantly, allows you to get to know other sixth grade kids at church. You will build and foster relationships with students, ministering them through the teaching of Scripture, worship, intentional discipleship, and lots of fun! 

Here’s the bottom line: every kid needs five adult fans. Any young person who shows any interest in Christ needs a minimum of five people of various ages who will say, ‘I’m going to love that kid until they are fully walking as an adult member of this congregation." - Dr. Chap Clark

 

Commitments

Sunday Mornings from 9:45-10:50 a.m. in the Smith Scout Building

Sunday Evening Life Groups from 5:45-7:30 p.m. in the Smith Scout Building
One of the best ways for students to grow in grace is through Life Groups at Chapelwood. These gender and grade based groups meet every week during the fall and spring semesters (unless otherwise noted). Dinner is served at 5:45 p.m. and costs only $7. Led by an amazing team of adult leaders, these groups seek to have scripture, prayer, community building, fun, and authentic relationships as their foundations and are always welcoming to new faces. 

Connect with Us

Visit our Student website.
Subscribe to the Confirmation weekly Email
Follow us on Facebook.

 

Staff

Laura Frost

Ministry Assistant, Family Discipleship

Laura Frost

Ministry Assistant, Family Discipleship

P: (713) 354-4498

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Sarah Pattillo

Pastor, Student Ministry

Sarah Pattillo

Pastor, Student Ministry

P: (713) 827-3996

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Heather Sims

Directing Pastor, Family Discipleship

Heather Sims

Directing Pastor, Family Discipleship

P: (713) 827-3979

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