Profession of Faith


(for 6th-12th graders)

WHAT IS Profession of Faith?

Making your profession of faith at Christ Memorial Church (CMC) means these two things:

  • letting other Christians know that you have made a commitment to be a life-long follower of Jesus.
  • you are choosing to become a full member of Christ Memorial Church.

Making your profession of faith is a big step. Take some time to read through this information, talk to your parent(s), and pray!

Part 1:  Mentorship

Students seeking to profess their faith will  be paired with an adult mentor for six to eight sessions in January, February, and March.  Using their new Bible, a journal, and also a book entitled “I Believe—Getting Ready to Profess My Faith,” they will discuss:

  • the student’s faith journey
  • what it means to be a Christian
  • how to develop spiritual habits such as S.O.A.P.

They will also work with their mentor to create a presentation in which to share their faith story with CMC elders.

Part 2: Workshop

In late February, students will be invited to attend a workshop held in the youth center.  There the students and mentors will learn more about the meaning of baptism and communion. 

Part 3: Meeting with Elders

Students and their mentors will prepare together for this time of sharing in groups with CMC elders.  Examples of ways to share their faith are a PowerPoint presentation, a poster or collage, or an oral testimony.  These will be on display for viewing by families and friends on Profession of Faith Sunday, May 5.

Part 4: Public Profession of Faith

Students will officially make their faith public at both Sunday morning services (9 & 10:30) on May 5.  They and their mentors will stand alongside the other students to profess their faith.  They will also be invited to partake in communion. 

Calendar Dates:

12/3                Registration Deadline

1/6                 “Meet Your Mentor” reception, Christ Memorial Church Youth Center, 10am

2/24                Sacraments Workshop, Christ Memorial Church Youth Center, 5pm

3/17                Student/Elder Interviews, Christ Memorial Church Youth Center

5/5                  Public Profession of Faith, Christ Memorial Church


If you are interested in pursuing the public profession of faith process explained above,
please fill out the registration form no later than Monday, December 10.

If you have questions, contact Doris Van Kooten in CMC’s Youth Ministries Department
(796-3342 or


Participant Information

Have you been baptized? *

Household / Adult Primary Contact

Relationship to Participants: *

In checking YES, I AGREE on this document, I hereby certify that the ALL of the enclosed information is correct. In the event that I cannot be reached, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the CMC staff to obtain proper medical diagnosis, hospitalize, secure proper treatment for and to order injection, anesthesia or surgery for my child as named above.

I also acknowledge I have read, understand and accept the terms listed below:


The PARTICIPANT, their PARENTS, GUARDIANS, HEIRS, ASSIGNS and REPRESENTATIVES hereby release Christ Memorial Reformed Church, its staff members, volunteers, agents and representatives of any and all liability for any loss, injury, or property damage which may be the result of any aspect of any mission trip, retreat, event, excursion or regular programming/classes including transportation to/from these activities. The Participant may participate in activities as mentioned above located both on and off CMC property for the duration of this release. The Participant and the Participant's Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s) understand, acknowledge and accept that there are inherent risks, both known and unknown, in travel and in the activities in which the participant will engage in during mission trip, retreat, event, excursion or regular programming/classes.

The Participant and the Participant's Parent(s) and/or Guardians also understand and acknowledge that individual Participants are not covered under any policy of insurance held by Christ Memorial Reformed Church and that Participants must provide any and all insurance coverage for themselves, including, but not limited to health, life and liability insurance.

Photographs or videos may be taken during the experience of the mission trip, retreat, event, excursion, or regular programming/classes you or your child will be participating in. By signing this form, you are authorizing Christ Memorial Church to use those videos and/or photographs in any manner deemed appropriate by Christ Memorial Church, including, but not limited to use in promotional materials or church services.

This release is valid until December 31, 2019.

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