Course exploring faith and life for Young People aged 11-15 years.
This is a ten session course designed for young people with questions about the Christian faith and those who want to explore what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. In addition to discovering how Scripture, sacraments, prayer, and church history inform our faith, this is an ideal course for young people, who have been baptized at an earlier age, wishing to make an affirmation of faith through confirmation, though some young people may be seeking baptism and confirmation. Choosing to be confirmed is an important milestone in the deepening of a young person’s faith journey within the Episcopal Church setting, and this course offers a time of inquiry, prayer, exploration and study as a way of supporting a young person’s preparation. The course invites participants to explore and wrestle with the big questions of faith and to share their discovery with others, through activities in the five attributes of a healthy Christian community: study, fellowship, worship, prayer and service; the characteristics that we find in early Christian communities (see Acts 2:42-3:1).
We aim for these sessions to be relevant and fun for all young people, regardless of why they have opted to participate. For some it may lead to baptism or confirmation. For others, it is simply a space to explore ideas with others.
Sessions are scheduled at least fortnightly (making allowances for holidays) and last for approximately 1 hour. Lunch and refreshments are provided, and additional events may be offered in addition to regular sessions to further support young people and help build meaningful community.
Venue: St Mary’s Cathedral Office. Participants are free to make a contribution towards food and drink. Other dates for sessions are:
22nd Jan Beginnings
5th Feb Our History
18-19th Feb The Bible and Faith (as part of Youth Weekend)
5th Mar Worship
19th Mar Sacraments
2nd Apr Spirituality
23rd Apr The Church
7th May God’s Mission
4th Jun Gathering
Please phone 0141-339 6691 or complete and submit the form below for more details.