Questions about the Inquirers' Classes & Confirmation

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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is a sacrament of the church and is an adult profession of one’s faith. While it is often undertaken separately from the sacrament of Holy Baptism, Confirmation actually completes the baptismal rite and involves a public affirmation of faith and the laying on of hands by a Bishop.

What’s involved?

Join us as we delve into all things fundamental to the faith! Over the course of six weeks, we’ll discuss everything from basic Christianity to Episcopal worship and the sacraments, from church history to polity and structure. We’ll consider the importance of the Bible and the Prayer Book in our common lives, as well as take a spiritual inventory to discern our gifts for ministry. We’ll consider the Baptismal Covenant and how we are all called to Christian action and mission.

Who can attend?

The class is open to ALL—those who want to receive the sacrament of Confirmation; those wishing to be Received into the Church (already Confirmed in another branch of the Christian Church); candidates for Reaffirmation; those who want a refresher course; and to seekers and those who simply want to learn more about the Christian faith and the Episcopal way.

Confirmation classes are normally held at GSL for six weeks leading up to the Bishop's visit, which is traditionally the second Sunday in November. 

2016 Inquirers / Confirmation class information can be found here.

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