Confirmation Connection
Week of March 9, 2021 | Lenten Mentoring 4
The Ripple Effect of Faith
Welcome to week four of Lenten Mentoring!
Step 1 - Watch the short video with an introduction and the announcements for this week.

Step 2 - Use The Ripple Effect of Faith Faith Practice Cards and the material below to talk about the topic and put it into practice.

Step 3 - Close your time together with a prayer or a blessing.
The Lord Jesus is a living stone.
You also are like living stones...
-1 Peter 2:4a, 5a ERV
Bible Verses
  • John 20:22
  • John 14:26

Try reading 2-3 different translations of each verse. What changes and what stays the same with each translation? Which version speaks to you? What do you like about it more than the others?

What is each verse teaching us? Is it an easy or challenging lesson to practice? Why?

What reassurance do these verses give you? What question(s) do these verses make you ask?

What ripple(s) do you see in each verse?

Which verse do you connect with most? Why?
Where Faith Meets Life
Share your highs and lows (best and hardest part) of the week.

What does the faith value, Inspired by the Spirit mean to you?

Share an experience when you were Inspired by the Spirit. How did the Spirit influence you? What changed because you listened to the Spirit?

How do the faith values, Created in God's Image and Guided by Faith, help you practice being Inspired by the Spirit?

How can being Inspired by the Spirit help you with the challenges in your life right now? What strength, support, direction, or clarity can you gain from this faith value?
If you believe it...
are you living it?
What ripple did you intentionally start over the last week? Was it hard to do? Do you think the ripple is still going and growing?

What makes it challenging to practice the faith value, Inspired by the Spirit?

Do you find it easy or hard to name how and when you experience the Holy Spirit at work in your life?

How can intentionally practicing this faith value create a positive impact on you and those around you?

Select an action item off the back of the Faith Practice Card to intentionally start a ripple this week.
Close with a Blessing
(Choose one of the following or create your own!)

1) Ask God to continue to bless each other and remind one another that God loves them.

2) May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord’s face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; may the Lord look upon you with favor, and give you peace.

3) Make the sign of the cross and say, (fill in name of person being blessed), child of God, remember you are marked with the cross of Christ and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
For Confirmation Students in Grade 9: