Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am
Each Sunday morning we gather together to dig a little deeper into Scripture using a variety of studies, curriculum, and styles. We offer a Junior High class for grades 6-8 and a Senior High class for grades 9-12. Together we will help students discover meaning and identity in the biblical narrative and in their lives.
January to April Each Year, Sundays, 9:30-10:30 am
Confirmation Class for 8th Grade is a time for our young people to explore their faith and ultimately decide if they want to make a commitment to Jesus Christ and take this opportunity to become members of the church. Each spring, Shallowford excitedly awaits confirmands who are willing to put their faith, trust, and love in Jesus Christ! Listed below are just a few of the lessons that were covered over this four month period in Spring 2017.
Before we dove into the Confirmation curricula, we needed to get a firm foundation in our Bible skills. We took the class through the different sections of the Bible and helped so that they could understand where to find different topics and styles of writing. Through Confirmation Sunday, we will work on a Books of the Bible song to improve our ability to locate the various chapters!
Our class explored the various levels of the Presbyterian church structure including Presbytery, Session and Elder responsibilities. We even had the opportunity to explore the church courtesy of the Welcoming and Worship Committees- -peeking into the nooks and crannies of the church.
Part of building our faith involves the discipline of knowing how to engage with God. During our Spiritual Practices lesson, we took time as a class to explore the practice of Lectio Divina. The class also went out to the Shallowford amphitheater to experience the Breath Prayer led by one of our sponsors, Richard Phillips.
Series on Sacraments
We were excited to invite pastors Chris Henry, Catherine Foster, and Laura Jernigan to lead our lessons on the Lord’s Supper. Pastor Chris emphasized the different symbols in our lives and brought the students into the chapel to gather around the baptismal font and reflect on its meaning. Pastor Catherine helped to reveal the meaning behind the Lord’s Supper by exploring the scriptures and thinking about the different ways we receive communion.
Visiting Other Churches
One of the important parts of Confirmation is recognizing how other Christians worship so that our students fully understand how Shallowford Presbyterian worships. This year our students visited Buckhead Church, Central Congregational United Church of Christ, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta, and First Baptist Church.
This special Sunday concludes Confirmation and officially welcomes all confirmands as members into the church. All confirmands are asked to stand before the congregation to present their faith statements.
If you have any questions, please contact Bradley Kibler.