Are they ready?

11 Jan 2021
In some churches, teens are given an opportunity to undergo confirmation or believers' baptism. But how do we know if they are ready for such a public declaration of faith?

In an episode of the Parenting for Faith podcast, Rachel answered a question from a listener about how to help her child decide if they are ready for confirmation - which might also apply if a child or young person are offered a chance to be baptised or take communion. 

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  1. Know your church's policy - which may cover ages at which things are offered and expectations for how children are prepared.
  2. Prepare your child ahead of time: create a framework by sharing stories of your own experiences, take them to other people's confirmation or baptism or communion and talk them through it.
  3. Help them know what the next step is and how to take it.
  4. Have your own sense of what you want to see in your kid to know that they are ready.
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