Confirmation is a vital and exciting time in the life of our youth ministry! This year Confirmands meet via zoom from 9-10 am for an in-depth exploration of what it means to live in a suffering world seeking to follow Jesus.
Confirmands study together the main tenets of the Christian faith. Youth learn from Pastor Leigh DeVries and Confirmation Extraordinaire Courtenay Willcox and are led in their small groups by dedicated and faithful youth ministry volunteers.
Each Confirmand is paired with a Confirmation Mentor, an adult member of our congregation, who walks with them throughout the yearlong confirmation journey. Mentors provide spiritual, emotional and practical support to our confirmands as they discern what kind of roles they want to take on in the life of the church.
Lastly, BMPC follows a special tradition where it comes to confirmation. Every confirmand participates in a month-long daily spiritual practice, offering their experience in a presentation the week before Confirmation Sunday. Session members of BMPC then view the Confirmation projects and get to interview each youth on their experience, hearing from them about why they want to be a voting member of the congregation.