Confirmation 2019

 

Confirmation 2019 Class Schedule

 

Classes Meet from 12:15-1:15 PM on the following dates:

 

February 17 - Introduction & Our History and Heritage 

March 3 - Our History and Heritage (Methodists)

March 17 - Our Theology

March 31 - Our Beliefs (1)

April 14 - Our Beliefs (2)

May 5 - Our Life Together

 

Confirmation Sunday is May 19 at 11 AM worship service

 

 

 

 

 

 


Class Notes 4/2/19:

 

Class notes from 3/31 can be found HERE.

 

Follow this link to the "Beginnings" document.

 

 

Pastor Doug


 

 

 

United Methodist Confirmation Basic Information

 

John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist movement. John Wesley (1703-1791) was born at Epworth, England, the son of a Church of England clergyman. He was a prolific preacher and writer, and his writings provided a core of standard doctrine and interpretation to guide the new Methodist movement.

 

The United Methodist Church was created on April 23, 1968, The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged to form a new denomination.

 

We believe, along with other Christians, in the Triune God. We believe that God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One God but three equal “persons.”

 

We believe that Jesus was both fully human and at the same time fully divine.

 

We believe in Jesus as Savior, through whom God has freed us of our sin and has given us the gift of whole life, eternal life, and salvation.

 

Grace can be defined as the love and mercy given to us by God because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. Wesley taught that God’s Grace was threefold: Prevenient (coming before), Justifying, and Sanctifying.

 

Which of these give us a desire to know God and empowers us to respond to God’s invitation to be in relationship with God? Prevenient Grace.

 

Which involves reconciliation, pardon, and restoration of our relationship with God? Justifying Grace.

 

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments in which Christ himself participated. They are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

 

How many times does someone need to be baptized? Once only.

 

In the United Methodist Church baptism can take any of three forms: immersion, pouring, or sprinkling.

 

What are some other names for The Lord’s supper? Holy Communion and Eucharist.

 

Does the bread and juice actually change into a different physical form during communion? Not physically.

 

Wesley believed that there are four guidelines by which United Methodists should establish and reflect on their beliefs. They are Scripture, Tradition, Experience, and Reason.

 

Together these four are referred to as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral.

 

 

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