9th Grade Confirmation
When we baptize people at Mount Olivet, we promise to know and celebrate their call in the world. The 9th grade confirmation year revolves around this promise. Each 9th grader will be given the opportunity to know God's call to them, diving deep into questions about who they are, where they connect most profoundly with the Christian faith, what gifts they posses, and where they might use them in service to their neighbor in the world. And as we discover our own callings, we will celebrate with one another in the community we form.
9th grade Confirmation conversations:
Confirmation - Grade 9
Each of our individual faith lives will look different, because God made us as unique people. But all Christians live a life that follows a basic pattern, a pattern that we name each time we baptize someone. Therefore, this year is structured around these five practices of faith:
To live among God's faithful people
To hear the Word of the Lord and share in the Lord's Supper
To proclaim the Good News of God in Christ through word and deed
To serve all people, following the example of Jesus
To strive for justice and peace in all the earth
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SCHEDULE:
Worship: 6:15-7 PM
Pizza: 7 PM
Large Group: 7-7:15 PM
Small Groups: 7:15-7:45 PM
Worship as a community is an important part of the faith formation experience, and will be integrated into small group learning.
9th Graders gather in the Conference Room at round tables with their CASY group every Wednesday for large group learning.
small group (CASY GROUP):
Small groups continue into 9th Grade and sit in their CASY group during large group. Learning is facilitated by the instructor, and conversation is led by the CASY leaders.
RETREATS and Mission trips
9TH GRADE RETREAT:
Finding Your Roots, Extending Your Branches
February 22-23, 2019 // Cost: $110
This capstone retreat is an important time for youth to refect on the life they’ve led in the past and the life they hope to lead in the future , and where God had been in it all.
9th graders will spend time naming their own faith and the ways their life experiences have shaped it, describing ways they intend to continue living out their faith, and celebrating each other as a community.
In addition to this work, 9th grade students will do the practical work of gearing up to the Rite of Confirmation May 5, 2019. Students will make stoles, write “I Believe” statements, and pick a Bible verse
for the confirmation service.