Confirmation: a step in the journey of faith

Our 2015 Confirmation program is underway. At the United Methodist Church of Chugiak, an apprenticeship-type program is used, pairing each student with an adult mentor, who is an experienced Christian. During weekly meetings, each pair (or team), covers 13 topics over three and a half months while also reading the book of Luke. The goal is to explore the roots of our faith and what being part of a church family really means. The course of study is academic, but it’s not about memorizing verses and certainly not about knowing all the answers! It is about choosing the Faith for one’s self and growing as a disciple.

Each team has an unknown prayer partner, who prays daily for a specific team. This prayer partner will not be revealed to either the confirmand or the mentor until Confirmation Sunday, April 26. Mentors and confirmands pray for each other, and the prayer partner prays for their team. Please include all who are involved in the Confirmation Program in your prayers. “The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16b)



Julia Bassett/Karen Weckhorst

Roy Franklin/Stephen Sweezey

Dylan Harter/Al Beck

Zach Macintyre/Nathan Woods

Alex Reber/Shane Denny

Michael Reber/Mark Lindsay

Danny Thomas/Jackie Holmquist

Brian Wing/Mark Burch