Confirmation is an opportunity for students in grades 8 and above who wish to proclaim their faith in the United Methodist Church. Students explore their faith, learn about the church and decide about committing to the vows made at their baptism. Confirmands complete weekly lessons with their small groups and mentors, participate in service and attend two retreats. The program runs from January to April. Upon completion, students stand before the congregation and proclaim their commitment to Floris UMC.
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Two retreats are included in Confirmation. Retreats are an important component of the Confirmation process as they provide an opportunity for students to bond with one another.
Small groups are an important component of the Confirmation process. These groups provide an opportunity for students to meet weekly and discuss the key themes and foundations of Christianity.
Mentors make the Confirmation process more personal. Students meet with their mentor 10 times during the 15-week process. Choosing a mentor is an important decision as the mentor will help the student explore the decision to be a Christ follower and their decision to be a member of Floris United Methodist Church. Read more tips for choosing a mentor. Adults interested in becoming a mentor can contact Bill Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving others is a key practice of a Christ follower and an expectation of membership at Floris UMC. Service projects give the students opportunities to discover their gifts and passions. Confirmands are asked to participate in a three-hour service project with their mentor.
At the conclusion of Confirmation and prior to the Confirmation worship services, each confirmand will complete an interview with a Floris UMC staff member. These interviews help the confirmand articulate this very important decision.
On Confirmation Sunday, confirmands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and become official members of Floris United Methodist Church. All students must be baptized before being confirmed. However, students who have not been baptized will be baptized as part of the service. There is a mandatory Confirmation Rehearsal service on Saturday.
November 13: Information Session
January 7: Small Groups Begin
April 14: Retreat
April 22: Service Rehearsal
April 23: Confirmation Sunday