Confirmation

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

Access the 2022-2023 Confirmation Journal

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 adult mentors and participate in 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. You do not have to be a member at Church of the Resurrection to register. Confirmation at Resurrection is open to students in 8th-12th grade.

Registration for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Season is now closed. Registration for 2023-2024 Confirmation will open in late spring.

We are still looking for adults to serve as Confirmation Mentors and High School Students to serve as Confirmation Junior Mentors. Sign up now to be a Confirmation Mentor!

Want more Information? Reach out to Blake Thomas, Director of Student Ministries, at blake.thomas@cor.org.

Requirements and Schedule for Confirmation

Confirmation Requirements - WST 2022-23

Requirements for the 2022-2023 Confirmation Season:

  • Attend Confirmation Parent and Student Kickoff Event: September 18, 1:00 pm, Resurrection West Sanctuary. There you will receive Confirmation materials and supplies and meet your Confirmation Mentors.
  • Attend weekly Confirmation Sessions on select Sundays, 9-10:15 am.
    • Weekly sessions begin September 25, 2022, and go through February 12, 2023 (full schedule on other tab).
  • Attend weekend worship services at Church of the Resurrection at least 10 times during the 2022-2023 Confirmation Session (either in-person or online at cor.org/live or our Church of the Resurrection YouTube channel). Don't forget to register your attendance at cor.org/next!
  • Attend the Retreat Night on Friday, February 24, 6:00-10:00 pm at Resurrection West.
  • Attend the Confirmation Ceremony on Sunday, March 5th, 2:00 pm.
  • 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. Participating in that week's Zoom Make-up Session will count as attendance for the week.

Students must be baptized before they can be confirmed. If they have not been baptized, please indicate so on the registration form, and Blake Thomas will reach out to you directly with more information.

Overall, we want confirmation to be a life-giving experience for you and for your family. We want to remain flexible and connect with you if you are running into issues. Please let us know if you are concerned about these expectations or have any questions by connecting with Blake Thomas, blake.thomas@cor.org.



Confirmation Dates and Topics West 2022-23

2022-2023 Confirmation Schedule

Dates and times are subject to change.

· September 18 - Confirmation Parent and Student Kickoff Event

· September 25 - Meet Your Bible

· October 2 - The Story of God

· October 9 - NO CONFIRMATION: Middle School Metamorphosis Fall Retreat Weekend (optional retreat, but we'd love for you to go!)

· October 16 - Holy Trinity

· October 23 - Relationship: Broken

· October 30 - Israel: God's Chosen People

· November 6 - Jesus: God With Us

· November 13 - Relationship: Restored

· November 20 - The Promise of the Resurrection

· November 27 - NO CONFIRMATION: Thanksgiving Break

· December 4 - What’s Yet to Come?

· December 11 - EXPERIENCE WEEK: Visit another UMC Church

· December 18 - Confirmation Christmas Party!

· December 25 & January 1 – NO CONFIRMATION: Christmas Break

· January 8 - What is the Church?

· January 15 - NO CONFIRMATION

· January 22 - Prayer: Talking with God

· January 29 - Partnering with God’s Mission

· February 5 - Inviting Others into God’s Story

· February 12 - Game Show Day!

· February 19 - TBD

· February 24 (Friday) – Confirmation Retreat Night 6:00-10:00 pm, Resurrection West

· March 5 - Confirmation Ceremony, 2:00 pm.


corgps-circledgps-plaingps