What is Confirmation?
Confirmation is a lifelong process of faith formation. At Baptism, parents make promises to help their children grow up with an understanding of their faith. Throughout their childhood, children are encouraged to attend Sunday School, Faith Stepping Stones, and more.
When they begin their 7th grade year they enter a 3-year process that we call Confirmation.
Our approach to Confirmation is different from what you might expect. It is our hope that, rather than memorize important faith items, youth learn how to ask hard questions about their faith. Youth today are taught in school to question everything, and we encourage this behavior. We surround our youth with caring adults who are also on a faith journey of their own. Together, we tackle tough questions and topics and many times end with more questions than answers. Youth are challenged to continue these discussions at home, with their friends at school, and in other places where questions arise. It is our hope that when they complete their three years of study that our youth realize that faith is a lifelong process, and it is our hope that they will encounter Christ through their relationships with one another.
We use a variety of hands on curriculum and a combination of large and small group settings to create a successful learning environment. During their confirmation experience youth attend classes, join together for retreats and attend summer mission experiences.
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