Confirmation is a special season in a student’s life where they can ask hard questions surrounding Christianity and learn vastly about Asbury, the United Methodist Church and most importantly, their own faith. Each Confirmation group has the unique opportunity to listen and gain wisdom from various Asbury pastors, including Senior Pastor Tom Harrison. Your student’s Confirmation process is also accompanied by their Sunday night small group and adult volunteer leader, who has created an unique bond and invested in your student’s spiritual development for the past three years.
After meeting for 10 weeks in both the Confirmation group and their Sunday night small groups, the students participate in the actual Confirmation service – a public moment to profess they are a dedicated follower of Jesus Christ. During the service, each family gathers around the student at the prayer rail, while Pastor Tom personally speaks Scriptural truth, lays hands on and prays for each student.
Not only does this opportunity allow your student to confirm their intention to live out their baptismal vows, they can also choose to become a member of Asbury and the United Methodist Church denomination as a whole.
What does the 10 weeks of the Confirmation process look like?
Over the course of 10 weeks, your students go over the following topics:
- Week 1: Confirmation 101
- Week 2: Understanding The Trinity
- Week 3: Salvation (Choosing Jesus)
- Week 4: Prayer and Bible Study (Getting to Know Jesus)
- Week 5: Communion and Baptism (Worshipping Jesus)
- Week 6: Church History and the importance of Corporate Worship
- Week 7: Your Story and Testimony
- Week 8: Spiritual Gifts
- Week 9: Methodist History
- Week 10: Confirmation Ceremony
What if my student decides he/she is not ready?
We want your students to know that this is an intentional and memorable time, not an obligation. If your student isn’t quite ready, that is okay! They can quit and join the Confirmation process when they are ready.
Does my student have to be baptized before Confirmation?
Yes. Baptism is celebrated beforehand, while Confirmation is considered a “follow-up” ceremony. If your student is not yet baptized, you can make Baptism arrangements here (hyperlink).
Contact Small Group Associate:
Main Office Phone: 918.492.1771