Confirmation

 

As a family of faith, we are called to nurture children to grow in their love, faith and service to Jesus our Lord. We promise to do this very thing whenever we baptize a child. Ideally, we seek to echo the same faith, principles and practices a child sees and hears every day in the lives of their parents, family and friends. We take seriously Christ’s call to make disciples and intentionally pour into the lives of our children with the hope that they will publicly claim this faith as their own and live it out fully as part of the Body of Christ.

Confirmation is an exciting milestone in the life of a young disciple. It provides an opportunity for ninth graders to explore what we as Presbyterians believe, get answers to questions about faith and develop a better understanding of what it means to be disciples of Jesus Christ and how that is lived out in their lives.

Confirmation meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Bernsen Center. We will meet every Wednesday through the school year starting August 28th and ending the last week of April. The total cost for the year is $30.

 

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is now open. If you have any questions about Confirmation please contact Steve Wilson at 918-301-1007 or swilson(at)firstchurchtulsa.org.   Register Here

Important Dates

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 12:15 pm: We will meet in the Powerhouse for our Confirmation orientation meeting for parents and students. We will give an overview of Confirmation, answer any questions you may have, and give you an opportunity to register your child in Confirmation.

Saturday, September 7, 2019: One Day Confirmation Kick-off Retreat. THIS RETREAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! Please do your best to have your Confirmand attend. This is a time of relationship building which will lay the groundwork for our next eight months together. There is no cost for this retreat.

Weekend of March 6-8, 2020: We will be meeting at Camp Loughridge for our Confirmation Spring Retreat. THIS RETREAT IS ALSO EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, as this is where the Confirmands will do most of their Statement of Faith writing. Please make every effort to have your Confirmand attend. It is a time of fellowship as well as a time to be thoughtful, reflective and reengage with the Truths we learned throughout the year. There is no cost and registration will be posted later in the year.

Tuesday, April 28: Confirmands will attend the Session meeting. This is something that every new member does. The session members will read the students’ Statements of Faith and get to know a little more about them. It is a great night.

Thursday, April 30: We will have our Prayer and Commitment Service. This is THE service. We gather with close friends and family in Kerr Chapel. This is where the Confirmands make their public confessions of faith, and affirm the promises that were made over them at their Baptism. This service is at 7:00 PM with a reception after.

Sunday, May 3: Confirmation Sunday!! Confirmands will meet in the Powerhouse at 9:30 AM to take pictures and prepare for the 11:00 a.m. service.