Sunday School @ 9:30 Youth Fellowship @ 5:30 p.m.

Friends in Faith

**2012 Confirmands & Friends in Faith list here

Friend In Faith Responsibilities

What are the characteristics of a person who builds relationships with youth?

  • A desire to be with young people. “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14
  • A desire to win the friendship of young people. “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” 1 Thessalonians 2:8
  • A desire to see young people come to know Jesus. Jesus said, “Come, follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19
  • A desire to love students right where they are. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17

**Taken from Barry St. Clair’s Series, Equipping Adults to Lead Students to Spiritual Maturity

A Friend in Faith:

  • is an adult member of Oak Grove UMC
  • commits to attending ALL Confirmation Sessions unless ill, out of town on business or on a family vacation
  • prays for their Confirmand
  • attends the scheduled activities on the Confirmation Calendar
  • invites Confirmand to one Oak Grove Church Council meeting (meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.)
  • invites Confirmand to engage in one service project (examples: serve dinner at Hagar’s House, work at C4C’s Food & Clothing Pantry at Clarkston Community Center, etc.)
  • invites Confirmand to have a meal together in order to get to know each other on a deeper level
  • communicates with Confirmand even after the Confirmation process is complete (Facebook, letters, remembering birthdays, remember Confirmation anniversaries,  etc.) 

Contact Information

Robin Merrill, Director Youth Ministries

Robyn Giles, Youth Ministries Administrative Assistant

Youth Ministry Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.