Confirmation

Love God, love each other and love people ... Confirming our belief and trust in God for ourselves.

In infant baptism, parents and godparents promise before God to bring up their child or children as Christians, by their own example, by their prayers, teaching and love and by encouraging them in the life and faith of our parish in regular attendance of our Sunday worship and participation in our Children's Church.

As we grow and mature we come to a stage when we are able to think through those promises made on our behalf, what they mean and whether we can own them for ourselves. At Confirmation you have the opportunity to declare publicly the promises made on your behalf at baptism, to confirm your own faith in Jesus Christ. 

At Ardess we run a course for Confirmation candidates called 'God, Me and the Church'.  Based around the Youth Alpha Course, it provides a fun, interactive and multimedia opportunity to think through what it means to be a Christian and to be part of the Church of Ireland.

The topics include: 

- Is Christianity boring, untrue or irrelevant?
- Who is Jesus and why did he die?
- How can I have faith?
- Why and how do I pray?
- What about the church?
- What about the Holy Spirit?
- Does God heal today?
- Apostle's Creed
- What it's like to live as a Christian today - at home, at school or wherever we find ourselves to be.

Once the course has finished, members will have been able to think through Christian truths for themselves and make their own decisions about whether to go forward to the Confirmation Service, where they declare the truths publicly and receive the laying on of hands from our Bishop.

Adults who have never been confirmed my wish to explore what it might mean for them and we can talk to anyone interested who would be interested in getting confirmed as an adult.

Details:  TBC

Contact:  Parish Administrator