Confirmation Class (CC) is intended for young teens (ages 13-15), but is open to any teen who is interested in the confirmation process. CC in mainline churches has traditionally been viewed as threshold young people must cross in order to become a church member. This has sometimes involved being able to recite creeds and articulate the specifics of Christian doctrine in order to be confirmed in the church. In short, the process has been “believe in order to belong.”
Our CC flips this process on its head. We begin with the premise that all of our teens already belong in our church. It is recognized that each person regardless of age is on a journey of faith. We affirm that each person’s faith develops and changes; it is not static. So, CC is about helping and supporting our teens as they begin to take ownership over their own faith journey.