2017 Confirmation Week 1: Confirmation Introduction 1.15.17

WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT THIS WEEK

Welcome to Confirmation! This past Sunday was our first week of our 2017 Confirmation class. In class we reviewed what the purpose of confirmation is, our schedule, the scope and sequence of what we will be doing, the requirements, what the classes will look like, and what we hope to get out of confirmation. Confirmands had the opportunity to get to know their small groups and confirmation mentors a little bit and answer some preliminary questions they had. Next week we'll get started off with God & The Old Testament. In order to prepare for next week make sure you take a chance to look over our homework for this week.

WEEKLY SCRIPTURE TO MEMORIZE:

“Teacher which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus replied, “To love the Lord your God with all your heart with all your soul and with all your mind.”
 – Matthew 22:36-37

JOURNALING:

Students read Genesis 1:1-28; 2:2-7 and answer the following questions in your journal:
1.    Name a few things that God created. Why did God create people? Why do you think God said, “It is good?”
2.    Sometimes things are hard to believe unless we see them. What things in your life do you believe in?
3.    Read Matthew 13:31-32. This is the Parable of the Mustard seed. What do you think this Parable says about your faith?
4.    In what areas do you hope that your faith grows during the next 10 weeks?

READ JOHN CHAPTERS 1 & 2.

Write down in your journal one thing you learned from These Chapters.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES NEXT WEEK

In Preparation for next week’s lesson: Read over The Attributes of God on pg. 21 & 22. Which one of these attributes (or characteristics) most describe God to you? Write this in your journal.

FAMILY HOMEWORK:

History is a big part of our Christian Traditions. As a family, share some of the following to help learn more about your history.
1. What is your family heritage?
2. Parents: Share your favorite childhood memory.
3. Parents: Share with your student when you first heard about God. Who shared this with you?
4. Parents: Share with your student a couple of things you hope they gain from their Journey.
5. Students: Share with your parents what things you hope to learn in the next 10 weeks of this class.