Confirmation

A time for students to personally decide to confirm the vows of their baptism.

A Public Affirmation of Faith

In Confirmation, a group of students join together to explore who Christ is, what it means to know Jesus through a life-long relationship and how we can follow Him as United Methodists.

Registration for 2018-19 Confirmation is closed. Watch for information in the Spring of 2019 to register for 2019-20 Confirmation.

What is Confirmation?

Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage” or just a class to complete. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the heights, depths and widths of God’s love and making a vow to live in relationship with Jesus for the rest of our lives!  You do not need to be a member of Church of the Resurrection to join us on the Confirmation Journey.

The Confirmation Ceremony is the students' first public affirmation of the faith of the church as being their own faith. The Confirmand is taking responsibility for living as a member of the body of Christ and for fulfilling God's purposes. This includes building relationships with peers and adults who will support them in their faith. We strongly believe this is done through small group relationships long after Confirmation is over.

Small groups are gender and grade specific. All students are put into small groups with 3 mentors. No friend requests made for groups, however, we will make all effort to put students in groups according to feeder high school area. Please let Taylor Ogden Thomas know BY SEPT 10 when registration closes if you have any group concerns or needs for your student.

I learned more than I ever thought I would. In my small group there was no judgment, it felt open and comfortable. We accepted each other and grew close quickly- we were like family.
Confirmation Student

Requirements and Dates/Topics

Confirmation Requirements

Requirements for the 2018-2019 school year include:

  • Attend mandatory Parent & Student Kick-off: Sept. 30, 1-3 pm, Student Center.
  • Attend weekly sessions: Sundays, 10:40-12:15 pm starting Oct. 7 in Student Center (to be confirmed, you cannot miss more than 4 sessions)
    • We will not meet: Nov. 25, Dec. 9 – Jan. 5, or Feb. 17.
  • Participate in at least one other weekly activity at Resurrection to get connected.
  • Serve in missions with your small group.
  • Attend mandatory retreat on Feb. 22, 5:30-10:30 pm at Resurrection Leawood.
  • Attend Confirmation Ceremony on March 3, 2 pm at Resurrection Leawood Sanctuary.
  • Students must be baptized. If they have not been baptized, please indicate that on the registration form. A special Confirmation baptism ceremony will be held Nov. 11 at 12:30 pm in the Student Center.
  • Serve as an Acolyte or Cross Bearer at least 3 times. Register Here.

Confirmation Dates and Topics

  • Sept. 30 1-3 pm Student Center: Mandatory Parent & Student Kick-off
  • Oct. 7 God is the Father Speaker: Confirmation Pastor- Pastor Tino Herrera
  • Oct. 14 God is the Son:  Pastor Chris Abel
  • Oct. 21 God is the Holy Spirit- Linda Dickens
  • Oct. 28 Sin and Salvation Speaker: Dirk Hubbard
  • Nov. 4 EXPERIENCE WEEK: Attend Church service together
  • Nov. 11 The Promise of the Resurrection - Taylor Ogden Thomas
  • Nov. 11 12:30-1:15 pm Confirmation Baptism in Student Center
  • Nov. 18 Forgiveness and Grace – Speaker: Bobbi Jo Reed
  • Nov. 25 No Confirmation – Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Dec. 2 The Gifts of Christmas
  • Dec. 2 12:15-1:30 pm Christmas Lunch and Mission in the Student Center
  • Dec. 9 – Jan. 5  No Confirmation–Christmas break
  • Jan. 6 Understanding the Bible: Pastor Ashley Kirk
  • Jan. 13 Prayer and Spiritual Disciplines  Speaker: Pastor Darryl Burton
  • Jan. 20 EXPERIENCE WEEK: Visit another United Methodist Church
  • Jan. 27 Why the Church?:  Todd Davidson
  • Feb. 3 Meet 2-3:15 pm Q&A Ice Cream party with Pastor Adam Hamilton (no regular class this week)
  • Feb. 10 Game Show/Prayer Walk
  • Feb. 17 NO CONFIRMATION – Presidents Day
  • Feb. 22 Lesson 10 RETREAT (Mandatory) 5:30-10:30 pm (Student Center)
  • March 3 CONFIRMATION CEREMONY (Mandatory) 2 pm (in Main Sanctuary) Students arrive by 1:15 pm to Room B206 Building B

Spiritual Gifts Assessment

Take the youth-friendly assessment by clicking here  (it should take about 10-15 minutes) and bring your results with you to Confirmation on Feb. 3, 2019.

Serve with Confirmation

Whether you are a Confirmand or you are looking to volunteer with our Confirmation program, we have ways for you to get involved.

2018 Confirmation for Parents Class

Confirmation for Parents is a new class where parents will be able to experience the same speakers/discussion topics that their Confirmands are experiencing each week, in community with other Confirmation parents. This class is only available to parents of 2018-19 Confirmation students.

This class will offer:

  1. Personal growth for parents on vital Christian topics
  2. A shared experience for students and parents
  3. An opportunity for parents to engage their student in weekly Confirmation topic discussions, connecting as a family and learning together

Class Time/Location: 11am - 12pm in Room B252ab (upper level Building B)

Class Dates: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/11, 11/18, 1/6, 1/13 & 1/27

Facilitator: Dave MaGee, Director of Small Groups

Register Now

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