It is incredibly important to educate students and their parents about exactly what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Through Confirmation we hope to provide the correct atmosphere to learn more about what we believe as followers of our Lord Jesus Christ and help students discern and articulate what they believe through open, honest discussion and teaching.
Confirmation will address numerous aspects of Christianity including, but not limited to, Baptism and Communion, the understanding and application of scripture, as well as Presbyterian beliefs. By educating our students and parents on these core beliefs, commitments, and practices of Christianity we hope to spur students into the beginning or the deepening of an authentic faith as Christians.
Confirmation Class should be viewed as a journey of faith, not a destination. Itís a time for students and parents to sincerely reflect and wrestle with some tough faith questions and decisions as they move toward Confirmation Sunday and if they so choose, in front of God and the congregation, publicly profess their faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We sincerely view Confirmation Sunday and the public profession of faith that a student may choose to give as the springboard into an even deeper faith commitment. We hope that the Confirmation experience will help students and parents begin to realize more fully their place in Godís plan for their life as they seek to increase their involvement in church activities and programs as well as live out their faith in everyday life.
Students and Parents interested in the Confirmation process must attend the Confirmation Class and Parent Discussion Group Interest Meeting. We ask that both students and parents make a serious commitment to the Confirmation process. Attendance for students is required at all Confirmation events. This includes the Lock In, Student Classes, Small Group meetings, Youth Sunday, Retreat and the culminating Banquet and Session review. We also hope that our Confirmation Students will be involved in the life of VPCís Student Ministries by participating in Sunday School and/or Youth Group. In addition, both parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the Parent Discussion Group.