Week of May 6th

The mentors for each of our eleven Confirmation students have selected a verse to represent their journey of faith over the past year.  So this week’s NEXT Steps looks a little different in order to share each of the selected verses.  Each student’s name is listed with their mentor in parentheses.


O God who calls each of us to grow in our faith and our service:  speak to my heart through the witness of our Confirmation students.  Amen. 

Reid Apke (Chet Cox)

1 Timothy 4:12 NIV  "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity."

Wyatt Baker (Tom Zechman)

Romans 10: 10 "With the heart man believes resulting in the righteousness and with the mouth man confesses resulting in salvation."  With Love from your prayer partner always, Grandad 

Michael Berger (Don Berger)

Proverbs 21:21 "Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor."

Caleb Falk (Ed Baldwin)

John 15:5 NIV  "I am the vine; you are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit: apart from me you can do nothing."

Alyssa Hardin (Jean Bricker)

2 Corinthians 9:8 "God will generously provide all you need."

Jacob Lattig (John Perone)

1 Corinthians 9:24 " Don't you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize."

Andra Leary (Cathy Hanover)

Philippians 2:10 "...at the name of JESUS every knee shall bow...”

Wally Myers (Karl Kortlandt)

John 12:46 "I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer remain in the dark."

Staci Nation (Genni Nation)

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

Alexis Staats (Laura Perone)

Psalm 4:1 NIV "Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God.  Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayers."

Ella Walls (Suzanne Dulaney)

Matthew 22:37 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."