Confirmation is a course offered during the 6th grade year, September-April, (and periodically for youth) wherein students learn the fundamentals of the Christian faith and history during their Sunday school classes. Periodic Sunday night gatherings and a lock-in in September allow the group to have fun together, serve in missions and be introduced to the youth program to help make a smooth transition to youth activities in the summer.
The Confirmation year culminates in late April with a worship service where students have the opportunity to publicly profess their faith in God through Jesus Christ and be confirmed as members of First United Methodist Church Richardson. We believe that we are saved by God's grace through our faith, so this public profession marks the moment of justification/salvation that begins the lifelong process of sanctification - growing more and more like Christ until we genuinely love God and our neighbor in all that we do. Children who have not yet been baptized can receive baptism in the Confirmation worship service.
Parent/student information meetings are held prior to the program starting each year. Volunteers are needed to help teach the classes and assist with the lock-in and Sunday evening activities. Contact to learn more.