Student Profession of Faith

Profession of Faith is a milestone where students make a public commitment towards accepting ones identity into the family of God.  Although students may know Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives, it becomes more ‘real’ when they stand up and confess Him publically. 

Why do we celebrate Profession of Faith (POF)?

Students learn. As an important step in the process, students learn what it means to be a disciple and part of the local church.

Students provide a witness to others. The simple words, ‘I do,’ reminds students (and others) that we accept the promises that God has for us. This is a big responsibility because others will be looking at what POF students are saying and how they are acting.

Students serve. Students will be launched (or continue) to serving in areas of giftings and passions as an integral part of the Third Church Family.

Students are discipled. Third Church promises to continue to invest in the POF students through discipleship and serving opportunities.

Profession of Faith Process

STEP ONE

Foundations

In the fall, 6th-12th grade students will be invited to attend a 5 week class that answers the foundational question: What does it mean to be a Christian? After the class, students can choose whether or not they would like to learn more about what it looks like to be a Christian as part of the Body of Christ and continue the POF process.

 

STEP TWO

Mentorship

In the winter, students who desire to continue with the POF process will be asked to find a mentor who can walk with them through a curriculum that helps them reflect on God’s movement in their lives as well as teaches them about what it looks like to be part of the local church. Students will also meet with Third Church elders to share their testimony. 

 

STEP THREE

Celebration

A spring celebration during services will occur to share testimonies, have students profess their faith and publically acknowledge this important milestone.

 

STEP FOUR

Discipleship

Following the POF Celebration, students are required to continue to meet with their mentor for 4-6 weeks to continue to unpack what it means to be a disciple in this culture and follow-up on how the student will continue/begin to serve the body of Christ at Third.

Take the Next Step

Foundations Class

Foundations Class is the first step in the Profession of Faith Process. We would love to have you join us at our next Foundations class offered on Sundays in the fall. Ready to take this next step?

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Mentorship

Have you already taken Foundations Class and are ready to begin the Mentorship Process? Mentorships will begin in January. Ready to take this step? Contact your ministry leader.

Learn More

Still have some questions? Use the link below to contact us with questions about the Profession of Faith process.

Katie Peterson | Life Stages Pastor