If your student expresses trust in Jesus alone for salvation, is growing in the things of the Lord, and is actively involved in the worship and ministry at IPC, then they are welcome to begin exploring whether they are ready to profess their faith before the congregation and become a communing member.
A profession of faith is not a “rite of passage” or a thoughtless ceremony. Our desire is for your students to profess being a desperate sinner and the need for the one true Savior, Jesus Christ, only if they own it for themselves.
Our hope is your student would — through the encouragement of the Spirit — initiate a desire to explore their faith and basic Christian doctrine to see if they are ready to make a public profession of faith and become a communing member at IPC.
This comes through serious personal reflection and consideration, discernment of sin, the gospel, and one’s own heart.
If your student would prefer to meet a youth staff member to go through this process, she or he may do this as well.