Our earnest desire is to not be just another voice dumping information into these information-overloaded Jr. Highers, but to help cultivate a hunger and passion for knowing God in a transformational and contagious way, that will impact every aspect of their lives and those with whom they come in contact.
Our 180 Junior High Ministry hosts classes and events throughout the year to provide opportunities for kids to connect, have fun and also grow toward God. Check out the church calendar and Upcoming Events page for ways to get involved with this ministry!
In recent years, “Confirmation” in many mainline congregations has been reconsidered because it has grown to be something that it was never intended to be. The many “traditions” of Confirmation (referred to by Billy Joel in “Only the Good Die Young: ‘You got a nice white dress and a party on your Confirmation’”) have crowded out the real purpose: drawing youth into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ! Confirmation at Living Word is not...~ a graduation from church but a spiritual milestone~ a legalistic ritual but a spirit-filled approach to youth discipleship~ a replacement for baptism but a maturation process for the baptizedThe Purpose of Confirmation:
In a church culture void of serious biblical and theological reflection, we provide an opportunity for each student to encounter their faith in a more systematic and rigorous context.
Giving opportunity to personally and publically confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and take personal ownership in declaring, by the power of the Holy Spirit, their own allegiance to Christ.
Receiving the Laying on of Hands for the release of the Holy Spirit with His Power and His Gifts.
Allow the entire congregation to celebrate a notable benchmark in the lives of the youth of the church.
Receive practical training in areas of discipleship such as worship, prayer, servant leadership, evangelism and world missions.
Confirmation Sunday is typically held on the first Sunday in November (All Saints Sunday). If you would like your child to be enrolled in confirmation class or you have additional questions, please contact us!