Confirmation Update December 2017 and January 2018
Putting our faith into action. This is something we all want to do. We understand the importance of living out this incredible life and faith God blesses us with. One of the great aspects of our new system of Confirmation is how it emphasizes putting our faith into action. Confirmation is a forming process and is not simply about filling our heads with knowledge. While we do spend a lot of time learning (and yes, we do have memory work!), there is also an emphasis on serving. One great serving experience we recently had was “Feed My Starving Children.” Some of you may have participated in one of these food-packing programs. On a Friday night, we loaded up and drove to Concordia University in St. Paul. While there, we had the opportunity to package and prepare some simple meals. These meals were then sent overseas to feed children who otherwise may not have gotten anything to eat that day. We had a great time and were able to put our faith into action. When our District hosts another “Feed My Starving Children” event, we will participate again and we invite you to join us! If you ever have any questions about or ideas for our program we are developing at New Life, I would love to hear them! I will keep you posted with many of the new and exciting changes as they happen.
Confirmation Update November 2017
On Wednesday nights, we have begun our next Benchmark/Unit called “Life Support.” Throughout our time together, we are diving into God’s Word to see what He says about the value of life. God values our lives from the moment we are conceived. We are studying God’s Word about the value of unborn lives. This is reflected in our Pro-Life stance on abortion. We are also studying God’s Word regarding the value of our lives when death is near. As a result, we are having discussions about issues like suicide and euthanasia. Last spring, we visited the Women’s Life Center in Little Canada. This month, we will visit the Keystone Place. This will give our confirmation students a hands-on experience with assisted living, nursing home, and memory-care living spaces. Our students will have the opportunity to tour these facilities, meet people, and better learn how to pray and care for them. If you ever have any questions about or ideas for our program we are developing at New Life, I would love to hear them! I will keep you posted with many of the new and exciting changes as they happen.