The Faith Exploration Program (formally known as the Confirmation Program), is open to 9th and 10th graders for a concentrated time of fellowship building, faith exploration, and open conversations on what it means to be a Christian and a person of faith. We do this in a safe and supportive environment through discussion, experiencing and reflecting on worship, and exploring the tenants of our progressive Christianity faith in comparison to other faith traditions. The goal is to allow youth to build positive and grace-filled relationships with other students and members of the congregation, to gain a deeper understanding of God’s love for all people, and to awaken a desire to begin his or her personal faith journey within the embrace of our church community. We conclude the 16 week program with a dinner celebration, special worship, and an invitation to membership later in May. Pastor Jonathan Morgan team teaches with our Youth Pastor Mark Lindberg.
We are looking to form a Faith Explorations class beginning in January 2022, which will be open to youth who have completed 8th grade (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info). We will emphasize the Phoenix Affirmations, also using the 8 points of Progressive Christianity as a guide to our faith practice.