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Structure

The Confirmation course in 2018 will run between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on Sunday evenings at St James Turramurra. There will be a light supper provided before we go to Sunday Night Church together at 6.00pm.

The course is divided into two halves, to make it suitable both for those who are ready to confirm their faith in Jesus, and for those who are still not sure about Jesus. The first half of the course is an awesome opportunity for you to find out what Christianity is all about with no strings attached. We look at the core message of the gospel – who Jesus is, what he’s done and what that means for us.

After the first four weeks, you will have the option of continuing on into the second half. The “following” section of the course gives you the tools to take responsibility for your adult Christian life. We pray that this time will be a blessing to you as you seek to set out on a life long journey of faith. It will also be really important for you to attend 207X Conference [19-21 July] as this will supplement material we will cover in the course.

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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation provides an opportunity for a person to make a public declaration of their faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. For those baptised as children, it is an opportunity to confirm the promises made on their behalf in baptism.

Candidates are prepared for Confirmation through teaching them what it means to be a Christian and how to live as one to enable them to take responsibility for their own adult Christian lives. In Confirmation, Bishop Chris Edwards will pray for the candidates and place his hands on their head as a sign of God’s blessing on them. The Confirmation service will be held at 6pm on Tuesday 24 July.

The minimum age for confirmees is 16 years or year 10 at high school. It is also expected that Confirmation candidates will attend the Elevate 207X Conference held on the 19th to the 21st of July at St James. This will be a great opportunity for the candidates to get to know one another better, have some fun, and spend some time being challenged by God’s Word.

Confirmation Preparation

Confirmation sessions will be led by our Youth Minister, Chris Rooleht, with special sessions run by other members of the St James ministry staff team.

The world you live in is filled with uncertainty, and you are at an age when you are beginning to figure things out for yourself and make some important choices. Confirmation is a great opportunity for you to find out more about Jesus so that you are you are equipped to decide whether or not to place your faith in Him and follow Him.

So whether you just want to find out more about Jesus and Christianity and join us for the first four weeks of term, or whether you are ready to take a stand and confirm your faith in Jesus, we want to encourage you to join us for what promises to be a remarkable term. If this is you, then fill out the form on the other side of this page, tear it off, and hand it in to the church office or to Chris Rooleht. Alternatively you can complete an online application by following the link below. See you on May 6!