What is Confirmation?
Confirmation at Athens First United Methodist Church is a time of concentrated learning and reflection designed for seventh graders. The purpose of Confirmation is to help these students confirm their faith in God. We are focused on guiding and instructing our Confirmands on the vows they are making in order to become professing members of the United Methodist Church.
There are three goals set out for Confirmation:
1. To have each Confirmand rejoice in God’s freedom and power and confess Jesus Christ as their Savior.
2. To have each Confirmand grow deeper in their faith walk and desire to be active in student ministries and the Athens First United Methodist Church body.
3. To have each Confirmation family grow deeper in their faith journey together and be renewed in their desire to serve Athens First United Methodist Church with their prayers, their presence, their gifts, their service, and their witness.
When is Confirmation This Year?
Information about Confirmation for the 2021-2022 school year will be available this summer.
Do You Offer Confirmation for Older Youth & Adults?
The Confirmation experience in spring of 2021 is for students in grade 7, but we do offer alternative options for anyone older than grade 7 who would like to be confirmed in the United Methodist Church. If you are an older youth or an adult who would like to go through Confirmation, please contact Devin or Laney for more information.