Faith Conversations
 
Below are the assigned Faith Conversation prompts for the Confirmation Students.  Each Confirmation student has been given a journal that they will use to record their Faith Conversations with God and with other parents, grandparents, mentors, etc.  Each week a new prompt / question will be assigned to the students.  The student should journal their, and other’s, answers to the prompts/questions by the next time their class meets. 
 
The students are required to bring their journals with them each week to Confirmation class.
Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Pastor Katherine’s sermon for this Wednesday is titled “Selling Your Cleverness”.
 
We imagine that others are far more gifted, special, or important than we are, which causes us to hide beneath a cloak of “cleverness” to avoid being found wanting.
 
In what ways do you sometimes, or many times, hide the real you from your family, friends, or classmates?
 
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018
Advent is a time of waiting and of preparation.  Advent begins this next Sunday, Dec. 2nd.
 
What is something that you have waited for and what did that time of waiting and preparation feel like?
 
Students turn in their journals after class.
Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
Students should record the answers to the following questions:
 
What are you most grateful for right now?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?
 
The student should then ask a family member or family friend, other than your parents, the same two questions and record their answers in your journal.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2018.
 
Students turn in journals.
Wednesday, Oct. 24th, 2018
God created all things and provides a space for people to live and be in relationship with earth, with each other, and with God. 
 
This week, take a picture of something / someone that reminds you of God’s presence in our lives. 
 
The student or a parent should text the picture to Susie @ 320.292.1032 and write a couple of sentences in your journal describing how / why this picture reminded you of God’s presence in our lives.
Wednesday, Oct.10th, 2018
 
Students:
What gifts has God given you that would help you accomplish your idea regarding making the world a better place?
 
Parents:
Answer the same question.
Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 2018
 
Students:
If you could do anything or change anything in our world today to make it a better place what would you do?  (Money is no object.)
 
Parents:
Answer the same question.
Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2018
 
Students turn in journals.
Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 2018
 
Students:
What story in your life or in your family shapes who you are?
 
In what ways are you part of God’s story in the world today?
 
Parents:
Answer the same questions.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 12th, 2018
 
Students:
What is your favorite Bible story?  Why?
 
Ask at least one parent what is their favorite Bible story.  Why?
 
Extra Credit:
Ask both parents and/or one other adult the same questions.
 
Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 2018
 
Students:
Write a prayer for your 2018-2019 year, including hopes for your class.
 
Parents:
Write a prayer for your student for their 2018-2019 year.