A Confirmation Program for Small Episcopal Parishes

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Good, Elizabeth
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.