Confirmation 2020 - Blue Springs

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What is Confirmation?  

Confirmation is the time when a personal decision is made to confirm the vows of our baptism. At Church of the Resurrection, this happens as a group of students (grades 7th-12th) join together for a season of exploring the Christian faith, our history & heritage, Scripture, beliefs and commitments as United Methodist Christians. The Confirmation Ceremony is their opportunity to publicly claim the name Christian for themselves and become a full professing member of the church.  The confirmand is taking responsibility for living as a member of the body of Christ and for fulfilling God's purposes.

Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage.” It is not just a class to complete, nor something to take because everyone else is. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the heights and depths of God's love!

2020 Session: January 5 - May 3

Requirements for the 2020 school year include:

  • Attend mandatory Parent & Student Kick-Off: Dec. 29th, 1:30-3:00 pm, in the Sanctuary
  • Attend weekly sessions on Sundays, Time: TBD.
    • Weekly sessions begin January 5, 2020 and go through May 3, 2020.
    • To be confirmed, students cannot miss more than 4 sessions.
    • We will not meet: March 15 Spring Break & April 12 Easter.
    • January 18, February 29 and April 26 include off-site activities.
  • Attend weekend worship services at Church of the Resurrection at least 10 times during the 2020 Confirmation Session.
  • Participate in a service project with your small group.  (Leap 2020 offers a service project).
  • Participate in worship leadership at Maundy Thursday Service on Thursday, April 9th.
  • Attend the mandatory retreat on Friday, May 8, 5:30-10:30 pm.
  • Attend the Confirmation Worship on May 10th at 11 am.
  • Scripture memorization, homework assignments, journaling and prayer
  • Students need to be baptized before they can be confirmed. If your student has not been baptized yet, this will be addressed at the kickoff meeting on December 29.

Confirmation classes are held on Sundays for 1½ hour. Students will engage in large group teaching, small group discussion and personal reflection time each week. Class time will be determined based on class size and parent’s preference. 

Cost: $45 which covers a Bible, T-shirt, supplies/binders, Leap 2020, the retreat, and ceremony reception. Scholarships are available.

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