What is Confirmation?
In most faith tradition in early to mid-adolescents, youth are encouraged to begin exploring their identities especially as it relates to God. In Judaism that time is the Bar-Mitzvah and for most Christian traditions it is confirmation. Like the Bar-Mitzvah, a youth who completes confirmation is seen as an Adult in the eyes of the church.
In the Christian Church, Confirmation takes on very different forms based on the faith community. For instance, in the Roman Catholic Church it is focused on doctrines and church teachings whereas in our tradition it is focused on giving youth time to explore their faith and ask questions, struggling with the deeper questions about God and themselves.
For us, confirmation is an act of covenant renewal that includes three parties:
The Goal of Confirmation
Our Hope it that by the end of the class the youth have a much deeper relationship with God because God is no longer an abstract concept, but a real part of their life.
When is Confirmation?
Confirmation Meets Every Sunday at 9:30am -10:45am from September 11 -- December 18, 2022
September 11, 2022:
Kick off Sunday
Monday, December 19, 2022 at 6pm:
at Rev. Franzen's House with the Session and Deacons
January 8, 2023:
Confirmation/Baptism of the Lord Sunday