|The United Church of Christ Statement of Faith is the core of Affirming Faith: A Confirmand’s Journal, a confirmation resource for use by Confirmands of the United Church of Christ congregations. Affirming Faith: A Confirmand’s Journal is designed for youth ages twelve to sixteen, the journal is a guidebook for the confirmation journey that gives background information for each session, scriptures, stories, and prayers. Affirming Faith: A Confirmand’s Journal asks important questions that can be considered alone, in a group, or with a mentor. Space is provided for each student to write, draw, doodle, and reflect about God and faith in their own personal way.
Affirming Faith consists of two coordinated components. Affirming Faith: A Congregation's Guide to Confirmation is available for leaders; complete with session plans, retreat plans, biblical and theological helps, music, liturgical resources, and a glossary of terms.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF Affirming Faith: A Confirmand’s Journal
Thomas E. Dipko is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and the former executive vice president of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries.
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