Student First Step
Making your student's faith decision meaningful and memorable TOGETHER!
Student FirstStep is an interactive, 4-week class for students in grades 7-12. The class is designed to prepare students for Baptism and Membership by equipping them to understand the what, how, and why of joining the body of Christ here at Carmel. We’ll cover essentials of the gospel, baptism, telling our story, membership, the Lord’s Supper, and Carmel’s vision and mission. Completing this class is required for students wishing to be baptized, as well as a required part of the membership process for students.
We believe that parents bear the primary responsibility for training their children to be disciples of Christ. Student FirstStep is designed to equip parents to continue the conversations begun during class at home. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in Sessions 1 and 4, which will cover the essentials of Christian belief (Session 1) and the primary ways for students to connect at Carmel (Session 4).
FirstStep will be offered on the 4 consecutive Sundays (April 30, May 7, 14, 21) during the 11:00am DC hour. Students do need to participate in all 4 sessions. To sign up for Student FirstStep, click the link below. Once you register you will not be contacted again until the week of the start of class. At that time we will send you a reminder of the class time and class location. If you any questions please contact student ministry staff.
First Step is only offered during certain months on Sunday mornings. To make the class interactive, class size is limited and preregistration is required.