Confirmation has traditionally been a ‘rite of passage’ (symbol of maturity) in many Christian communities for a well over thousand years. At Immanuel we offer a Confirmation program to people over 13 every second year and the next one starts in FEBRUARY 2020.
Our goals for this experience are:
- To develop a positive peer group of faith
- To develop supportive relationships with mentors who are slightly ahead in the journey of faith
- To experience the key parts of following Jesus
- To provide tools to deal with the faith challenges of the future
To be involved participants need to register for Soularise Youth on our front page.
The program has traditionally included a regular group meeting plus a number of camps…
TERM 1: “Being Real”
Radical Camp: The week before Easter
- This is Immanuel’s annual Youth camp and involves Grades 7 to 12.
- It’s all about having fun, building community, and following Jesus.
- We have reduced the camp cost from $200 to $100 for confirmation attenders
- Info & Registration at ichurch.net.au
TERM 2: “Spiritual Life”
Christian Life Week Camp: July School Holiday
- This camp is an important part of the confirmation program.
- It goes from Monday to Friday and is often the highlight of the year!
- We have subsidised the registration cost down from $320 to only $100.
- Register online with subsidy code: MMQX
TERM 3: “Faith”
Peak Experience Camp: Date TBA
- This costs nothing – Immanuel Church pays.
- We leave after school Friday afternoon, camping at Connondale National Park.
- On Saturday the confirmation team climb Mount Allan (up one side, down the other)
- Parents are required to meet their teen at the end of the hike at 3pm to clap them in
- This is a critical part of the journey and involves a special time at the top!
- More information as the event comes closer.
- We will be seeking for some parents to come to assist with logistics and cooking.
TERM 4: “Maturity”
Confirmation Sunday: Date TBA
- A day when we celebrate the growing maturity of the team
- They will share some of their stories
- Family and mentors are invited
We will bless and pray for each student