Our Largest Disciples Class Ever!

Our Largest Disciples Class Ever!

Happy Valentine’s Day! For many years, we have had a great tradition at Woodmont of our 5th graders going through the “Disciples Class” leading up to Easter. Other churches call this “confirmation” but in the Christian Church, this is when we baptize our young people into the life of the church.

Over the course of about six weeks, we talk to them about faith, baptism, love, spirituality, what it means to be a Christian, making a confession of faith, getting baptized, and becoming a part of the church. This group will make their confessions of faith on Easter Sunday (April 9) and be baptized the following Sunday (April 16) at the 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services.

This year, we will have the largest class we have ever had – 47 fifth-graders. That should make all of us very proud. Each of the students will have a mentor as well as the support of their own family.

I am grateful to Abby McLean and Ashley Buchanan for the hard work they are putting in this year. I am also glad to become more involved in the teaching this year as we have moved the classes to Sunday afternoons. As both a minister and a parent of a student, this process brings me great joy.

Here are the members of the 2023 Disciples class and their mentors. Please keep these students and their families in your prayers over the next few months!