In case you missed it on our social media channels, we posted about the fifth of nine recurring sub-themes in confirmation and related practices found in our qualitative research—Christian Community. We also posted an illustrative portrait, that of The Church of the Resurrection Leawood in Leawood, KS. Stay tuned for the rest of the sub-themes, and portraits illustrating many of them, in the coming weeks!
Feel free to browse the entire portrait collection here.
Subtheme 5: Christian Community
Portrait: United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS
“[The Church of the Resurrection Leawood’s] youth ministry believes that young people are capable of becoming participating members of faith on the journey of knowing, loving, and serving God. The purpose of confirmation very much reflects that of the whole congregation and encapsulates the vision for faith formation well: ‘to build a Christian community where non-religious and nominally religious students and their families are becoming deeply committed Christians.'” This quote, by our researcher who visited COR, exemplifies sub-theme 5, CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, very well! You can read COR’s portrait at https://goo.gl/qtUC55.