Cate Pou started off her confirmation journey with questions about faith. Like many, she wondered how to prioritize God every day and wasn’t quite sure where to start when it came to reading her Bible. Each week, she met with a small group of girls who had similar questions along with their mentors to talk about who Jesus is and why he is a crucial part of our everyday lives. They played games, shared meals, and discovered what it meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus. She was free to express her questions and was was met with wisdom from mentors, support from community, and practical steps on how to live out her faith as her own.
“I learned that I don’t have to be perfect or earn God’s love,” Cate mentions. “I don’t have to change who I am because he loves me for me.” As she prepares to take on eighth grade, Cate describes that the community built around the confirmation journey has been pivotal in her relationship with God. Rather than seeing faith as intimidating or confusing, she has experienced Jesus as her best friend, someone who is always there for her with unconditional love.
Confirmation is an opportunity for middle school students to own and articulate their faith in Christ. This year-long class, mentorship, and community challenges students to discover how to develop a personal relationship with Jesus and walk with him daily. To register your 7th grader or become a mentor, visit hppres.org/confirmation.