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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the rite in which we express a mature commitment to Christ, and receive strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the laying on of hands by a bishop. The Catechism, the “outline of faith,” says those who are to be confirmed must be baptized, have been sufficiently instructed in the Christian faith, are penitent for their sins, and are ready to affirm their confession of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Please consult the Rector with any questions about Confirmation, for youth or adults.

Overview of Confirmation Classes at Good Shepherd
We explore:
How do we know that there is God?

Bishop Gulick meets with youth and adults just before the service

Bishop Gulick meets with youth and adults just before the confirmation service

Who are The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit?
(Understand the Nicene Creed more fully)
The Bible
The Bible Timeline
The Ten Commandments
Our Baptism
Understand All of our Baptismal Vows that we will be Confirming (“I Will With God’s Help”)
Continue in the Apostles’ Teaching, Fellowship, the Breaking of Bread, …
Prayer
Persevere in Resisting Evil and, whenever we fall into sin, …
Repent and Return to the Lord
Proclaim by Word and Example the Good News of God in Christ
Seek and Serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourselv
(Coordinated with the Confirmands’ work with FACETS)
Stewardship
Trip to the Washington National Cathedral (Tour, Worship Service, Gift Shop)