ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 QUEST YEAR IS NOW CLOSED. PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND FORMS ON THIS PAGE.

About the Quest Program

QUEST is an opportunity for Youth to discover, deepen, develop and affirm their faith in Christ. It is a relationally-based two-year program at Hope Church moving Young People toward Confirmation of their faith. It typically begins in 6th Grade and is completed during the 7th Grade year, with Confirmation taking place in the Spring. Life Groups form the core of this ministry, allowing for prayer, safety to ask questions, support for challenging times and study of God’s Word. Larger Group Teaching Times provide more specific instruction on God’s plan of Salvation, understanding of God’s Word and God’s Church. Instruction for Holy Communion is built into QUEST.

GATHER

Twice each month, our Year 2 QUEST students gather in Life Groups (groups of 8 or fewer youth & 2 leaders) where deeper discussions of relationship and personal faith are nurtured.  Our Year 1 QUEST students meet weekly on Sunday or Wednesday evenings with Roger Dahl, the Year 1 QUEST instructor.

GROW

Our Year 1 QUEST students learn more about the Bible in their weekly classes.  For Year 2 QUEST students, the monthly large group Teaching Session is the primary place where students grow in knowledge and understanding of God's Word and the beliefs of the Christian church.  This teaching is significant  encouraging an active, vital faith.

GIVE

Quest students are encouraged and guided to give of themselves through a set of service hours. Through participation in both serving ministries at Hope and in our community they meet new people, discover their gifts and begin to find their place in the Church.

GO

The stories they share are also an important part of learning what it means to GO and tell of God’s Good News. Sharing the story of God’s love, whether locally or around the world, includes telling about what He has done in and through us.

INFO FOR QUEST STUDENTS

In Hope's two-year Confirmation program, middle-school students have opportunities for growth in knowledge and relationships, service, and even celebration as they take this significant step in making their faith their own.

Meetings and Gatherings that occur during the QUEST year include a Parent Meeting for all QUEST families and Weekly Classes for Year 1 students.  Year 2 students participate in Teaching Sessions, Life Groups, Confirmation Rehearsal, Celebration Dinner, Faith Fair, and of course, Confirmation.

PARENT MEETING: Wednesday, September 13 • 7:00 - 8:30 pm • in the Gathering Place.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, September 18

YEAR 1 CLASSES begin:
Sunday, September 24 • 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Room 110 or
Wednesday, September 27 • 6:30 - 7:30 pm • in the Gathering Place

YEAR 2 LIFE GROUPS:  the twice-monthly groups start Sunday, October 1 or Wednesday, October 4

YEAR 2 TEACHING SESSIONS: the first of 6 monthly sessions is Saturday, October 14 • 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Gathering Place

CONFIRMATION REHEARSAL: Wednesday, May 2 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm • in the Worship Center

CELEBRATION DINNER & FAITH FAIR: Friday, May 4 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm • in the FLC

CONFIRMATION:
Saturday, May 5 during 5:00 pm Elevate Worship
Sunday, May 6 during 11:15 am Worship

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It was a big step for me in my faith because where I was when I started here at Hope and where I was at Confirmation was a big change. I felt like I knew what I was taught to believe in.

Katie L.

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