The confirmation program at Potomac Presbyterian Church is an opportunity for youth (students are generally in eighth or ninth grade) to explore their faith in preparation for church membership through confirmation. Any and all youth are always welcome to attend, regardless of their relationship with Potomac Presbyterian Church.
The confirmation program seeks to lay a foundation of faith and trust in God that will help students throughout the challenging and exciting years of high school and beyond. The bonds of fellowship and fun provide each young person with values, goals, and friendships that will last a lifetime.
Over the course of the year, the basics of Christian faith are discussed and applied to real life. After they have completed the program, we hope that youth will have a deeper sense of how faith and life intersect in meaningful ways.
The confirmation program utilizes various learning methods:
- Classroom Learning: Students gather on Sunday mornings from 10:00-10:50am for structured classroom learning through Bible study, discussion, and group activities.
- Experiential Learning: Students participate in two retreats, attend worship services, assist with worship leadership, attend the annual meeting of the congregation, and participate in service projects.
- Relational Learning: Students are matched with adult mentors from the congregation who attend one retreat with the students, complete devotional studies with the students, and serve as a conversation partner as the students complete their statements of faith. Parents are also expected to be active participants in the program, reading devotionals/ scripture with their children and attending field trips to neighboring faith communities with the class.