Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in McLean, VA. Striving to follow Jesus, we seek to embody God’s love in worship, service, education, and community. The youth ministries program seeks to connect with youth at a variety of levels. Wherever you are on your journey of faith, we welcome you to join us on this path! There are no requirements to be a part of the youth group – simply come with an open mind and listening heart.
Confirmation is the process by which students become full members of the Presbyterian Church. At IPC, this means a Sunday evening class from January to May in which 8th graders will explore the Bible, what we believe as Christians, and how we live as Christians. At the end of the class, if a student chooses to do so, s/he may make a profession of faith before the Session of the church to be admitted as a member of the congregation.
You are not obligated in any way to take part in Confirmation to be able to participate in youth ministries at Immanuel. Therefore, doing this class should be a choice – do I want to explore more about Christianity? Am I willing to make the commitment every Sunday night? Am I willing to explore my personal faith? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then Confirmation is for you! We want you to both be able to think critically about your own faith, but also understand the fundamentals of Christianity as expressed in the creeds of the Church.
Confirmation meets Sunday evenings concurrently with Youth Group, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. From 6:30 – 7 p.m., students will have a meal and fellowship with the whole Youth Group. At 7 p.m., we’ll break off by ourselves for class. There are also a few special events and trips during the class.