Purpose: to educate youth with sufficient information to make an informed decision about confirming their baptism and joining the membership of the church.
Core Principles: Confirmation is a continuation of one’s faith journey which began at baptism. It is an opportunity for students to become fully engaged in the life of the church through worship, service, and ministries. Students should emerge from confirmation prepared for a life of Christian discipleship.
Students: opened to all baptized individuals, committed to attending and participating in eighteen sessions, willing to work weekly with their mentor to complete their Confirmation Journal, and attend and participate in worship and scheduled events. Open to Junior / Senior High school students, Adults, and people with developmental disabilities.
Mentors: Students select their own mentor. A mentor must be an active member of the local church, be willing to work with the student to complete their Confirmation Journal, and attend and participate in meetings and field trips.
Parents: welcome to attend and participate at every meeting and field trips, supply meals when needed, and assist with transportation.
Leader: Pastor Todd
Curriculum: Credo Confirmation, the official resource for The United Methodist Church, approved by the General Board of Discipleship, and published by Cokesbury. Students and mentors only need to order the journal. To order your Credo Confirmation Journal call 800.672.1789. Though out of print, it may also be found on Amazon (Used: about $9, New: about $22).
Creation, Sin, Redemption
Holy Spirit, Church, New Creation
Discipleship, Salvation, Wesleyan Quadrilateral
Worship, Sacraments, Holy Living
Renounce / Reject / Repent, Accept, Confess
I Believe, Membership Vows, Going Forth
We will meet by Zoom video until it is safe enough to meet in person. Connection information is as follows:
Topic: Rush UMC Confirmation Class Time
Mar 14, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Every 2 weeks on Sun, 18 occurrence(s)
Mar 14, 2021 04:00 PM
Mar 28, 2021 04:00 PM
Apr 11, 2021 04:00 PM
Apr 25, 2021 04:00 PM
May 9, 2021 04:00 PM
May 23, 2021 04:00 PM
Jun 6, 2021 04:00 PM
Jun 20, 2021 04:00 PM
Jul 4, 2021 04:00 PM
Jul 18, 2021 04:00 PM
Aug 1, 2021 04:00 PM
Aug 15, 2021 04:00 PM
Aug 29, 2021 04:00 PM
Sep 12, 2021 04:00 PM
Sep 26, 2021 04:00 PM
Oct 10, 2021 04:00 PM
Oct 24, 2021 04:00 PM
Nov 7, 2021 04:00 PM
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Safe Sanctuaries – Protecting our children, youth, and vulnerable adults: The Rush UMC policy is published on the church website at: rushumc.com/policies. Parents, students, and mentors should download, review, and adhere to our approved church policy.
Confirmation and reception into church membership – Possible dates: Easter (spring), Pentecost (early summer), Epiphany (winter), or Christ the King (fall) Sundays.