Zeal is a new approach to Confirmation preparation. Over three movements teens will be awakened to a sense of belonging to the Church and lead toward a more intimate union with Christ and lively familiarity with the Holy Spirit in order to be more capable of assuming the apostolic responsibilities of Christian life. The youth are more zealous than ever, let us help direct that zeal to the glory of God.
Teens will experience together 9 weeks of the Alpha Youth Series paired with 4 Parent and Teen Events. These can be experienced in person or remotely. For the 20-21 year we recommend having year 1 and 2 participate in this experience together.
Teens and Sponsors will journey together through 6 self-led mini-series that cover the contents of the first part of the Catechism. After each mini-series there will be an individual Teen and Sponsor Meeting to discuss how faith impacts their lives.
Coming Beginning of 2021
Teens will be given a Spiritual Gift Inventory and invited to choose 2 small group courses that correspond to their gifts. The gift courses include 4 meetings: share, discover, reflect, and create. At the end of each semester there will be a Witness Celebration where the teens will share with the community their gifts. Each teen will also choose 2 self-led or small group courses that relate to a discipleship formation area of interest.
Coming Spring of 2021
Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer.