Confirmation is a sacrament of the Church administered by a Bishop in historic apostolic succession. It is understood and experienced to be:
- A mature, adult confession of faith.
- A commissioning to mature ministry in the church and the world.
- A gift of grace to enable us to live as the society of new humanity in mature and concrete ways.
- Not a requirement for membership in the Episcopal Church, but customarily expected of responsible and involved members.
Confirmations are scheduled at times when a Bishop makes a visitation to the parish, which is usually in February at St Mark's. When you are confirmed:
- You kneel before the Bishop in a Confirmation Celebration at church.
- You make a mature commitment as an apprentice of Jesus and renew the promises made in Baptism.
- You receive fresh grace for living an adult Christian life and becoming a "little Christ".
- You claim this church and the wider Anglican communion as your church home.
For more information, contact Fr Ben Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 353-1979.