I have been so excited! This is a ministry first for me. I've never confirmed anywhere near 17 youth all in one day. With a couple of baptisms to boot, this is one happy pastor today! I thought instead of a sermon, I would read a brief letter to the confirmands and their congregation, a kind of baccalaureate address, I guess. Here goes:
I’m the Youth Director for this church, and two others. I am more nervous than I ever am preaching now because Rebecca is our Pastor- with a- PHD in all John Wesley and other incredible things and her husband who knows about 400 languages! The bar is set high! My own style is a lot more about personal experience and how God speaks to me through it and scripture.