Confirmation

A time for students to claim faith for themselves and confirm the vows of their baptism.

Register now for 2020-2021 Confirmation!

Registration for Confirmation 2020-2021 is now open!

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What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is the time in a student’s life when they claim faith for themselves. Through Confirmation, students have the opportunity to explore their faith by asking questions, digging deeper, serving others, and learning more about God and the Church. They will journey alongside committed adult and student mentors and a small group of their peers. At the end of Confirmation, they will be invited to make a public commitment to Christ and become a full member of our church community.

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Confirmation is more than just a rite of passage or a one-time commitment. It is the first official step in a life-long journey to following Christ and serving God’s Church. You do not need to already be a member of Church of the Resurrection to join in the Confirmation Journey.

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By far, the most important part of Confirmation is the small group experience. Many small groups choose to continue meeting long after Confirmation is over. Students will be joined together in grade and gender-specific small groups alongside adult mentors and student mentors. We are unfortunately unable to form small groups based on friend requests, but if you have any group concerns or needs for your student, please email confirmation@cor.org.

Confirmation Mentors

Confirmation would not happen without our awesome adult volunteers serving as Confirmation Mentors! A mentor is not someone who knows all the answers, but helps guide students to discover their own. We would love to have you join us as a Confirmation Mentor for the 2020-2021 Confirmation Session! (You'll be partnered with a co-mentor, so you won't be on your own.) Registration to be a 2020-2021 Confirmation mentor is open now!

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Acolyte or Banner Carrier

All Confirmands are required to serve during worship as an acolyte or banner carrier three times during the 2020-2021 schedule. You do not have to complete all three dates prior to the Confirmation ceremony, but you do need to be signed up to serve. More details and registration links coming soon!

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2020 Confirmation for Parents Class

In Confirmation for Parents, you'll be able to experience the same message and speakers that your students are hearing in Confirmation, just in a different room through livestream technology. It meets during weekly Confirmation sessions, and it gives you the chance to be in community with other Confirmation parents.

This class is only available for parents of 2020-2021 Confirmation students.

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Requirements and Schedule for 2020-2021 Confirmation

Confirmation Requirements

Requirements for the 2020-2021 Confirmation Season:

  • Attend mandatory Confirmation Kickoff & Parents Meeting: September 20, 1:00-3:00 pm, in the Student Center (Building C).
  • Attend weekly Confirmation sessions on Sundays from 9:00-10:30 am in the Student Center (Building C).
    • Weekly sessions begin September 27, 2020, and go through February 21, 2021.
    • To be confirmed, students cannot miss more than 4 sessions.
    • Make-up sessions will be provided weekly. Details coming soon!
    • Confirmation will not meet: November 8, November 29, December 20, December 27, January 3, January 17, or February 14.
    • On November 11, Confirmation will be meeting on Wednesday evening as part of Middle School rezlife from 6:15-8:00 pm.
    • December 6 is an offsite activity with your small group (visiting another United Methodist church). Details will be communicated by each group’s small group mentors.
  • Attend weekend worship services at Church of the Resurrection at least 10 times during the 2020-2021 Confirmation Session (either in-person or online at rezonline.org).
  • Participate in a service project with your small group. Details will be communicated by each group’s small group mentors.
  • Attend the mandatory Retreat Night on Friday, February 26, 6:00-10:30 pm at Resurrection Leawood and the Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal on Saturday, March 6, at 6:30 pm in the Resurrection Leawood Main Sanctuary.
  • Attend the Confirmation Ceremony on March 7 at 2:00 pm in the Resurrection Leawood Sanctuary.
  • Students must be baptized before they can be confirmed. If they have not been baptized, please indicate so on the registration form. A special Confirmation baptism ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 15 at 12:30 pm in the Student Center. Email baptism@cor.org for more information on baptisms at Church of the Resurrection.
  • Serve as an Acolyte in weekend worship services at least 3 times between July 2020 and June 2021. Registration forms coming soon! Email acolyte@cor.org with any questions about serving as an acolyte.

Confirmation Dates and Topics

Tentative Schedule - Dates and Times are subject to change

Confirmation Meets weekly from 9:00-10:30 am in the Student Center (Building C) unless otherwise noted.

  • September 20 - Confirmation Kickoff & Parents Meeting, 1:00-3:00 pm, Student Center
  • September 27 - Meet Your Bible
  • October 4 - The Story of God
  • October 11 - Holy Trinity
  • October 18 - Relationship: Broken
  • October 25 - Chosen People
  • November 1 - Jesus: God With Us
  • November 8 - NO CONFIRMATION: Middle School Metamorphosis Fall Retreat (optional retreat, but we'd love for you to go!)
  • November 11 (NOTE: WEDNESDAY NIGHT, Joining with Middle School Rezlife from 6:15-8:00 pm) - Relationship: Restored
  • November 15 - The Promise of the Resurrection + Confirmation Baptism Ceremony, 12:30 pm, Student Center
  • November 22 - What’s Yet to Come?
  • November 29 - NO CONFIRMATION: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 6 - EXPERIENCE WEEK: Visit another United Methodist church with small group
  • December 13 - Christmas Party & Service Project
  • December 20 & 27, January 3 – NO CONFIRMATION: Christmas Break
  • January 10 - What is the Church?
  • January 17 - NO CONFIRMATION: MLK Weekend
  • January 24 - Prayer: Talking with God
  • January 31 - Partnering with God’s Mission + Lunch/Q&A with Pastor Adam
  • February 7 - Game Show Day!
  • February 14 - NO CONFIRMATION: President’s Day Weekend
  • February 21 - Inviting Others into God’s Story
  • February 26 (Friday) – Confirmation Retreat Night (mandatory), 6:00-10:30 pm, parents welcome to closing service at 9:00 pm in Student Center
  • March 6 - Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal (mandatory), 6:30 pm, Main Sanctuary, Building A
  • March 7 - Confirmation Ceremony (mandatory), 2:00 pm, Main Sanctuary, Building A (students arrive by 1:15 pm to Bible Theater Room B206)
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