I will, with God's Help - Mentor's Guide

Episcopal Confirmation for Youth and Adults, Mentor's Guide

Linda Nichols

Jul/2010, 64 Pages, PAPERBACK, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781606740569



This important component to the I Will, With God’s Help confirmation program is a simple yet effective guide for confirmation mentors, offering suggested scripture readings, discussion questions/topics and prayers for time spent with confirmation students.

 This Episcopal confirmation encourages youth and adults to enter into a uniquely Episcopal – yet profoundly Christian – faith journey. The easily adaptable format works for a traditional 6-12-week program, at a contemporary Confirmation retreat or conference, or as a sacramental supplement to other larger programs.

I Will, With God’s help is built entirely on the Baptismal Covenant from The Book of Common Prayer and offers youth and adults as solid reflection of Episcopal heritage and belief, together with the riches of Episcopal liturgy and prayers.


Linda W. Nichols has been a lay professional for almost three decades in family, program and resource sized congregations. She received a Master’s in Christian Education in 1981 from Scarritt College, at the time associated with Vanderbilt School of Theology in Nashville. Linda is a member of the National Association for Episcopal Christian Education Directors and represented Province III on the Episcopal Council for Christian Education. As the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey’s Youth Director she was one of the original trainers for the Journey to Adulthood program and a writer for the Episcopal Curriculum for Younger Youth, as well as having worked with the Catechumenal Process while on staff at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. All this experience speaks volumes for her love for mentors which she recognizes as invaluable to the confirmation process.

The Mentor Guide for I Will, With God’s Help calls members of a congregation to take seriously the promises made at baptism to support the newly baptized in their new life in Christ. It is a tool to engage adults and young people in the best method of ministry with young people, relational ministry. It is ideal for smaller parishes where a large group of confirmands isn’t practical or realistic. - Missy Morain, Director of Christian Formation for Children and Youth, Parish of St. Matthew’s (Episcopal) Pacific Palisades, CA

This is an excellent resource that brings mentoring to life for those who are on the journey to Confirmation and beyond in the 21st century. This Mentor's guide for I Will, with God's Help is foundational to the understanding of mentoring, because it offers not only activities and questions to go deeper into faith, but it shares ways to tend to the formation of the soul through a focus emphasis on welcoming, praying, learning, and even challenging the making of that commitment of faith for life. A great easy to read guide for all those who are building special relationships for the journey of faith. - The Rev. Robyn Szoke, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Carlisle, PA  

What a wonderful resource this mentor guide will be to those using I Will, With God's Help! Ms. Nichols has created a biblical sound and complete guide for anyone who is blessed to be a mentor for the youth in the confirmation process.  I found this guide to be concise, logical and very user friendly. She has added thoughtful activities to help with the bonding process as well as keeping every step open for the Holy Spirit to move with the two people and adapt it to make it their own. I can't wait to use it in my next confirmation class!  - Kellee Wattenbarger, Director of Christian Formation, St. Christopher's Church, Springfield VA  

Linda Nichols’ I Will, With God’s Help Mentor Guide is a wonderful supplement to the I Will with God’s Help confirmation program. It allows both student and mentor to explore together the Baptismal Covenant through illustrative scripture passages from the Revised Common Lectionary, rich open-ended questions and guided reflections. Not only will confirmands develop a greater understanding of what the Baptismal Covenant means in their lives, but the process also encourages participants to exercise a vocabulary of faith and to build new relationships. - Lori Daniels - Resource Room Coordinator, Center for the Ministry of Teaching, Virginia Theological Seminary


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