Lifelong Hope: Vibrant Faith

Deaconess Brenna (far left) with the 2012 Confirmation Class, Pastor Warren, and Deaconess Suzanne

Deaconess Brenna Nunes, Immanuel’s  Director of Youth,  joins us as a guest blogger to talk about our Confirmation program…

As we prepare to start the new fall Confirmation Program, I’m reminded that confirmation instruction brings hope to the adults of tomorrow through helping the youth of today identify who they can trust. The confirmation program focuses on the foundation of faith, which gives hope to the next generation. Hope in what God has done, and what he will continue to do. God continues to do marvelous and wondrous things in the lives of our young people, in our church and throughout the world.

Please pray with me for our youth, that they will continue to develop dynamic, inspiring, and engaging faith formation so they can reach the lost and the forgotten in their high schools, families, or wherever the road may take them.

The Leadership Team is spiritually committed to a vision for the future that promotes hope in Christ to children and youth. By sharing word of God with the youngest ones, we know that tomorrow will be hopeful for us all.

Keeping faith vibrant and active both at Immanuel and in the community is our desire for all the youth from birth to teens and into adulthood. A vibrant faith:
  1. looks forward to Worship together, singing, praising, hearing the word of God
  2. practices confession and forgiveness through the sacraments
  3. increases hope and faith through time reflecting on the word of God (meditating alone and together in Bible Study)
  4. brings hope in Christ to others through sharing the Gospel and serving those in need
  5. prays, prays, prays.

Let’s keep supporting our youth, and growing together in faith and hope until he returns!

Deaconess Brenna Nunes
Deaconess Brenna Nunes

In Christ,
Deaconess Brenna Nunes

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him, we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation. (Romans 5:1-11 ESV)

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