YOUTH PROFESSION OF FAITH 2019
(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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).