Does anybody here think that confirmation should be a pass-fail type of thing.
I think it should be and here’s why I think that people who want to progress in thier faith and develop it further should be the ones that stand out over the ones that are there because their parents are making them go. So what I think Churches should start doing this, develop a curriculum with graded tests. There should also be homework assignments this will help to increase teenagers knowledge along with classroom lecture and note taking.
Also some of the topics that could be covered are:
-Mortal and Vienal
-The imprtance or Reconciliation
-Various passages from the Bible and how they apply to modern times
-Some of the Major Events in the Church such as:
-Protestant splitting from the Church
Also dogmas such as
-The Immaculate Conception
More topics would be covered this is sort of a brief example.
The Big concern with today’s secularized youth is that lots of times they are brought up in houses that don’t really make God a staple. Or they go to church and don’t understand the meaning behind it and do it for traditions sake. So when they become adults they don’t have a grasp on things. For instance, when I was in confirmation second year there were kids that didn’t show up lots of times but they were still confirmed. Which leads me to my point conformation should be something that is earned by teenagers want to be considered men and women in the church. Those that don’t care why should they be confirmed, they can potentially do it again when they are more mature.