August 19 – The Journey to Confirmation Begins

The 4th grade year is a big one at First Presbyterian Church!   While every step along a child’s faith journey nurtures them towards a closer, more trust-filled relationship with Christ, it is at the 4th grade year when the Journey to Confirmation is emphasized.

The year will be filled with studying the Old Testament in what is called a “survey” mode, or an overview of the stories, so that God’s plan and story line is emphasized more than single-story exploration.   The leaders will use an approach called “problem-based learning” to engage young minds in critical thinking, a necessary skill with Scripture as they move towards making their own profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The year will also be filled with intentional gatherings so that our young people can form new friendships and deepen old friendships in their group.   Watch for details as leaders will set up times for the 4th grade group to worship-together-as-a-class, join together for their Milestone Retreat, and much more.

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