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Confirmation Class Information

January 3, 2012

What is it?

Literally, this is a time for children in our church to “confirm” their faith in Jesus. Many of our children have already done this and we celebrate this fact. Many have come to faith in the past year since the last offering of the Confirmation Class and still some are right on the verge of expressing faith. Confirmation Class is primarily for those who have expressed faith in the last year and those who are very close to it. While the class is open to all, the primary audience is this group. Many churches hold to a strict age limit for Confirmation Class. Let it be said very clearly that at Trinity we do not have an age limit or minimum on who can attend. It is solely up to the parents to decide if their child should attend.

What will be taught?

There will be two sessions. On January 29th we will cover the gospel and on February 5th we will teach on the sacraments. These classes are designed to help children own and understand the Christian faith.

Who will teach it?

Our Children’s Director, Chris Ammen, will teach both sessions.

Where and when will we meet?

January 29th and February 5th from 9:30-10:30 am in the church office off Rice Mine Road. There is a nice, comfortable living room there for us.

What happens if my child does not express faith after going through the Confirmation Class?

This is not a problem at all. The Lord has each of our children on a journey. We must trust in the covenant promises of God to generations. Our children are under the watchful eye of our heavenly Father and going through Confirmation Class may simply plant seeds for later faith.

Are parents required to attend?

Yes. At least one parent is required to attend. Parents are the spiritual leaders of their family and are therefore tasked with guiding their children towards an understanding of God. The church cannot replace the spiritual leadership of parents in the home. If the father is still present in the home and has a Christian profession of faith, they are required to attend. We believe at Trinity that each parent is given a role in the spiritual nurture of their children. However, fathers are the spiritual head of the family and therefore need to attend to the spiritual development of their children. If there are special situations, please do not hesitate to contact Chris at cammen@trinitytuscaloosa.org. We want this requirement to be a help to the family and not a roadblock to attendance.

Do I need to let someone know if I am coming?

That would be great! You can email Chris at cammen@trinitytuscaloosa.org so we have an idea of how many chairs to set up.

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