As our children grow from elementary school to middle school, we want to give them the opportunity to personally respond to Jesus’ call to live as a disciple and be confirmed in the Christian faith and the United Methodist Church.
And at Munger Place Church, we want to invest even more into this process for our kids by slowing down the Confirmation process into two, new youth classes: Foundations (6th grade) and Journey (9-11th grades).
Foundations is the class that all 6th graders attending 11am Youth Group (theED, flr 3) will take to develop a deeper understanding of their faith. Munger Youth Minister Scott Barnes will teach the fundamentals of Christianity while offering a welcoming environment for children to question, discuss and learn. On Confirmation Sunday (May 27), each of these children will be recognized for completing the class and be commissioned to continue in their growth.
Journey will continue the confirmation process for kids ages 9th-11th grade who decide to commit to the 1-year program*. Journey takes the Foundations class even deeper into understanding their faith and growing in their relationship with Christ. It includes the students' commitment to attend at least 75% of the classes, participating in Munger Youth service projects and outreach and completing an interview at the end of the class. On Confirmation Sunday (May 27th), they will be officially confirmed into the United Methodist Church and become full members of Munger Place Church.
*Because this is a new program, we understand that many of our older Youth would have already completed Confirmation in the 6th grade. As we are fully transitioning to this new process, Foundations and Journey will be breakout classes from the regularly scheduled Munger Youth programming on Sunday mornings.
2017 Confirmation Retreat!
For the first time, we will be going on a Confirmation Retreat! We are going to Sky Ranch in Van, Texas for the weekend. Our goal is to offer your 6th grader the opportunity to dive into the deep end of the pool when it comes to their faith and really know what it means to be a follower of Jesus. They will also have to opportunity to grow closer to their friends and their adult leaders!