Confirmation 2013 Testimonies
Register for PowerLife 2012-2013: Grade 6 • Boys Grade 7-8 • Girls Grade 7-8
Grades 6-8 • Worship Center
Wednesdays, 6-7:15 p.m.
September 18, 2013-May 14, 2014 (Grade 8 moves to 7:45-9:15 p.m., March 12-May 14, 2014)
PowerLife is Hosanna’s Confirmation ministry.
Students experience relevant teaching, engaging worship, creative illustrations, prayer ministry, service opportunities, and interactive small groups.
What do we teach? We will challenge students to embrace the faith and make it their own, walking in God’s ways by teaching on such topics as:
Jesus’ Message & Ministry, Jesus’ Death & Resurrection, The Holy Spirit, Purity, Identity in Christ, Prayer, Worship, The Bible, Sharing our Faith, Serving Others
Key Mile Markers on a student’s journey towards embracing the faith:
Grades 7 & 8 Retreats, Confirmation, Small Groups, Summer Camp
Can I invite friends to PowerLife?
We encourage students to bring friends, but suggest after visiting twice that they register to be permanently placed in a small group.
Register by August 19 for early bird incentives, including a $35 savings for grades 7 & 8! Grade 6: If you and a friend choose each other AND both register by August 19, you are guaranteed placement together. After August 19, every effort will be made to honor your friend request, but is not guaranteed.
PowerLife Small Groups are a key component of PowerLife and consist of 8-10 students of the same grade and gender and two Small Group Leaders. Small groups create a safe place for students to discuss questions about God, while encouraging each other in their daily walks with Christ. To allow for the rapid growth Youth Ministries is experiencing, when students reach 10 per group, sub-groups will be formed for small group discussion time. In this way, students can enjoy being part of their larger group but continue to invite friends and have more chance for meaningful small group discussions.
Retreats are a key strategy to students in grades 7 through 12 embracing the faith and living the faith. When you register for PowerLife and Catalyst; the registration for an annual retreat is included. Retreats are typically a highlight for students, and a unique opportunity to unplug from everyday routine. This helps build relationships in the small group, and fosters more meaningful discussions on
regular programming nights.
Confirmation offers students the opportunity to embrace the faith, making their faith in Jesus Christ their own. Confirmation is not the “end” of one’s faith journey, nor is it equivalent to salvation. Confirmation students affirm they are on a personal journey to know Christ more. Participation in Confirmation is an optional part of PowerLife* and students are invited to participate whether they plan to confirm or not. *No additional registration for grade 8 needed.
interested in participating in Confirmation? For requirements, contact Carter Sample: 952-898-8186 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Participation in Confirmation Prep (Wednesdays, March 12-April 9, 7:45-9:15 p.m.)
- Participation in Grades 7 & 8 Retreats (Boys: November 1-3, 2013 Girls: January 31-February 2, 2014)
- Completion of written Faith Statement (Due March 26)
- Sharing Faith Statement with Leaders (April 9)
What is Confirmation Prep?
The purpose of Confirmation, the Apostle’s Creed, and church history will be taught in an exciting, impactful way.
When do students confirm their faith?
Saturday, May 3, 2014 • 10 a.m. -OR- 12:30 p.m.
Students, grades 8-12, can participate in Confirmation if they confess that they are on a personal journey to know Christ more and complete the Confirmation requirements.