Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Family Confirmation

Family Confirmation that is what I am investigating. We have just recently finished our first quarter of confirmation here at Zion and I am re-evaluating. I think that we may need to be making some whole-sale changes.

Now for those of you from Zion, sit back and take a few deep breaths. This is not a guarantee. It is not a definite. But it is a sincere investigation and I am hoping to have a proposal on the table for the Jan or Feb council meeting.

There are numerous reasons for the change but if we go this route, the main one is going to be taking a look at it from the biblical perspective - putting it (teaching the faith) back in the hands of the parents. We will do this cautiously and have numerous steps in place to make it easy and not overwhelming for the parents.

The parents will also be "facilitators". Using the technology that is available to us, we will still be providing the teaching via media resources. However, the parents will be the one "in-charge" and "guiding" the process.

I am looking forward to getting on this project as soon as Jan turns on the calendar and seeing what resources that we might be able to pull off to make this dream a reality.


Coffeepastor said...

I'd be interested in hearing what you come up with. I'm always looking for new and better (read: more interesting/engaging for the kids and less painful for me) ways to structure confirmation.

Jeff Greathouse said...


I will do that. I am going to go into it full swing come Jan. 3 and I am hoping to have proposals in place for the Jan. 21 meeting.