Confirmation

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

Download the 2021-2022 Confirmation Journal

Registration for the 2021-2022 Confirmation year is closed and we are no longer accepting registrations. Registration for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Season will open in Spring 2022.

Requirements and Schedule for Confirmation

Confirmation Requirements

Requirements for the 2021-2022 Confirmation Season:

  • Attend Confirmation Parent and Student Kickoff Event: September 19, 2:00 pm, Student Center (Building C). There you will receive Confirmation materials and supplies and meet your Confirmation Mentors. This event will also be livestreamed on our rezlife YouTube Channel.
  • Attend weekly Confirmation sessions on Sundays from 9:00-10:30 am.
    • Weekly sessions begin September 26, 2021, and go through February 20, 2022 (full schedule on other tab).
    • To be confirmed, students cannot miss more than 4 sessions.
    • Make-up sessions will be provided weekly on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm via Zoom.
    • Confirmation will not meet: November 7, November 28, December 19, December 26, January 2, or January 16.
    • December 12 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 2021-2022 Confirmation Session (either in-person or online at cor.org/live). Don't forget to register your attendance!
  • Participate in a service project with your small group (watch for details from your Confirmation mentors). Other options for participation is the MLK Serve Day on January 17 or church-wide Serve Saturday events.
  • Serve as an Acolyte or Hospitality volunteer in Guest Connections at least twice during the Confirmation season. Registration form coming soon. Email acolyte@cor.org with any questions about serving as an acolyte.
  • Attend the mandatory Retreat Night on Friday, February 25, 6:00-10:00 pm at Resurrection Leawood and the Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal on Saturday, March 5, at 6:30 pm in the Resurrection Leawood Main Sanctuary.
  • Attend the Confirmation Ceremony on Sunday, March 6 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 for Confirmands on November 7, at 12:30 pm, in the Student Center. Register now for the Confirmation Baptism Ceremony on November 7. Email baptism@cor.org for more information on baptisms at Church of the Resurrection.


Confirmation Dates and Topics

2021-2022 Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation Sessions meet weekly from 9:00-10:30 am in the Student Center (Building C) unless otherwise noted. Dates and times are subject to change.

  • September 19 - Confirmation Parent and Student Kickoff Event, 2:00 pm, Student Center
  • September 26 - Meet Your Bible
  • October 3 - The Story of God
  • October 10 - Holy Trinity
  • October 17 - Relationship: Broken
  • October 24 - Israel: God's Chosen People
  • October 31 - Jesus: God With Us
  • November 7 - NO CONFIRMATION: Middle School Metamorphosis Fall Retreat Weekend (optional retreat, but we'd love for you to go!)
  • November 14 - Relationship: Restored
  • November 21 - The Promise of the Resurrection
  • November 28 - NO CONFIRMATION: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 5 - What’s Yet to Come?
  • December 12 - EXPERIENCE WEEK: Visit another United Methodist church with small group
  • December 19 & 26, January 2 – NO CONFIRMATION: Christmas Break
  • January 9 - What is the Church?
  • January 16 - NO CONFIRMATION: MLK Weekend
  • January 23 - Prayer: Talking with God
  • January 30 - Partnering with God’s Mission + Lunch/Q&A with Pastor Adam
  • February 6 - Game Show Day!
  • February 13 - Inviting Others into God’s Story
  • February 20 - NO CONFIRMATION: President’s Day Weekend
  • February 25 (Friday) – Confirmation Retreat Night (mandatory), 6:00-10:00 pm, Student Center
  • March 5 - Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal (mandatory), 6:30 pm, Main Sanctuary, Building A
  • March 6 - Confirmation Ceremony (mandatory), 2:00 pm, Main Sanctuary, Building A (students arrive by 1:15 pm to line up, location TBD)



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. Confirmation at Resurrection is open to students in 8th-12th grade.

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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 do our best to form small groups based on friend request (one friend request will be in the registration form), but if you have any group concerns or needs for your student, please email confirmation@cor.org.

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