Confirmation is not the end of faith learning, but only a beginning. Messiah’s goals for Confirmation reflect unfolding growth in a life of faith. Lessons and activities are designed to deepen participants’ relationship with Jesus Christ, help students reflect on why their faith matters in daily activities, and empower them to share their faith with others.
The first night of confirmation class is September 13. Confirmation is for students in 5th grade and concludes in the fall of their 9th grade year. For the 5th through 8th grade years, confirmation takes place on Wednesdays as part of WOW! The 9th grade section is six weeks long and takes place on Sunday mornings. Each student is placed in a small group led by adult volunteers who walk alongside the confirmation students for the whole of confirmation. The program includes multiple levels of learning, such as large group instruction, small group discussions, and experiential components.