A Confirmation Program for Small Episcopal Parishes
Master of Arts in Pastoral Theology
Members of the WMBAQ steering committee met in theological reflection to discuss what they felt should be included as part of a confirmation program; the results of this reflection are in Chapter Two. Of course, they weren't starting with a totally blank slate — the Book of Common Prayer contains a brief, 18-page catechism, called “An Outline of the Faith,” which is basically a commentary on the creeds. In addition, the Diocese of Massachusetts has published documents that indicate what the bishops would like to see covered in confirmation courses. I was part of the WMBQ steering committee at the time and was asked to develop the outline for a program that could be used by WMBAQ in preparing young people for confirmation. This project is my response to that request.