I’ve used many Confirmation curriculums over the years – two major UM products were called “Follow Me” and “Claim the Name.” Still, it’s good that we update the material every so often, so this year we started using CONFIRM.
However, each of these titles tell important parts of the story. “Follow Me” describes the life of a disciple following in the way of Jesus. “Claim the Name” describes the authority the name of Jesus puts over us as we live our lives. Our life is not our own, but under the authority of “the name above all names.” May your lives show our Confirmands a good example as we live out the meaning of Christian in front of these students. Finally, “Confirm” is this moment, April 22, 2018, when they can remember a public profession of faith in front of this body of Christ. May God confirm what we have done here today.