Parents are the most important influence in their child’s faith formation. In Confirmation, parents partner with Christ Church by encouraging their Confirmand’s full participation, modeling discipleship and sharing the costs of the ministry. Specifically, parents partner with Christ Church through the following Covenant expectations.
- Participate in a “Prepare” group. This can be a short-term small group, Covenant group or adult Sunday morning group. For opportunities, visit the Adult Discipleship section of our website, or contact Jennie Weeks, Director of Adult Discipleship.
- Share the ministry cost of Confirmation. Our 8-month long Confirmation ministry includes two retreats; resources and supplies for confirmands and mentors; confirmand t-shirt; and Celebration Dinner (meals for Confirmand and mentor). Half of the ministry cost is $200.
- Serve as a Sunday morning helper. One or both parents together are asked to serve one time in our 8th Grade Sunday Morning Group, 10 to 11 am. Parents will experience what happens when our Confirmands gather on Sunday mornings and will offer a ministry of presence and affirmation to our Confirmands and their leaders. Score bonus points by providing breakfast items!