Credo is the UMC Curriculum we are using for Confirmation Classes. Students are old enough to understand the teachings of the church and are able to decide for themselves whether to claim these beliefs as their own. For those who have been baptized, they will be confirming that the vows taken on their behalf are now vows they choose to live by. For those not baptized, it is an opportunity to learn, choose baptism and confirm that they are choosing to live a Christian life.
Through discussions, videos, group projects and more we will explore what faith means, why the Church exists, who Jesus is, and why it’s important for you, now! Upon successful completion, Confirmands will have the opportunity for membership at UMC Vista.
Who is it for?
Students in grades 7 and 8. If you have older students interested in Confirmation, please email Beckie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When does Credo meet?
Confirmands will attend Sunday School, attend monthly worship and Communion services, and then meet for Confirmation from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
What is the Commitment for Confirmation?
Students are expected to attend or complete:
– Per Schedule:
|Classes – May miss up to 4 Sundays. Makeup work will be assigned.
Worship Services – May miss up to 8 worship services.
Work Assignments – Bible Reading, Class Journals, Sermon Notes
Special Events – Orientation, Retreat, Service Opportunities, Special Worship Services
Class Projects – assigned throughout Confirmation
Worship Servanthood – Acolyting, Ushering, and Reading Scripture will all be assigned to each student throughout the year. Must participate in each area of servanthood at least twice during Confirmation.
Faith Statement Presentation – Each student will compose a Faith Statement and present their project to their classmates, families, mentors, leader, and clergy at the conclusion of Confirmation.
Cost: $65.00 per student. This cost covers the Retreat in the Spring. Scholarships are available.
Registration: Return completed CREDO_Confirmation_Letter_2014-2015 to the UMC Vista Office by mail or in person by Sunday, September 13, 2015. Make checks payable to UMC Vista with your student’s name and “Confirmation” written in the memo. Youth Ministry Activity and Medical Release Form not required if on file from May 2015 or after. And finally, a Student Covenant should be completed by each family prior to the first confirmation class.
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We look forward to meeting your student and guiding them through this great experience! As we pray fro the Confirmands, we look forward to the positive impact this will have on their lives!