IGNITE Confirmation (7-9)

IGNITE Confirmation is preparation for young people to publicly affirm the promises made at their baptism. IGNITE Confirmation begins in 7th grade and continues through 9th grade. IGNITE Confirmation is based on a small group model with single gender groups lead by an adult guide. Focus is on connecting, learning, and service.

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IGNITE 8 Life Choices Retreat

IGNITE 8 Confirmation retreat on November 10-11.This is a required retreat for all 8th grade students. We are very excited to be able to host this retreat in our beautiful space at Incarnation.

The retreat starts  at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, November 10th at Incarnation. We will be done at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11. The cost for this retreat was included in your Confirmation registration fee. Since this is a requirement of Confirmation the fee is non-refundable. We will provide dinner, an evening snack, and breakfast. Click here for a packing list.

The purpose of this retreat is to talk about “Life Choices” and tough decisions that students are making in their lives. Topics include: healthy relationships, peer pressure, values and sexuality.  Specifically, we will focus our discussions on how our faith influences the decisions and choices we make. There will also be some fun and meaningful ways for groups to connect and build relationships with one another.

Please  register here  by November 6. If your student absolutely cannot attend the retreat please contact Pastor Joel or Shawna to talk through the required make-up packet. Please make this a priority for your student to attend. In talking with Confirmands, this retreat is often mentioned as a highlight of the Confirmation experience.

Registration for IGNITE 7/8/9

You can still register your child(ren) by bringing the completed forms along with the registration fee to the Incarnation Office during regular office hours: Monday-Friday 8-4:30 and Sunday 8:15-12:15.

IGNITE 7 Registration Forms
IGNITE 8 Registration Forms
IGNITE 9 Registration Forms

2017-2018 Confirmation Overview

IGNITE 7/8 (7th & 8th Grade)

2017-2018 Master Calendar for Confirmation IGNITE 7/8
2017-2018 IGNITE 7/8 Confirmation Handbook

IGNITE 9 (9th Grade)

In order to help students navigate the transition into high school, IGNITE 9 follows a different structure than IGNITE 7/8. IGNITE 9 students will meet with their small groups once a month (check out the calendar for specific dates) from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. and are required to attend four FLAME Youth Group events between September 28 and April 10. FLAME Youth Group events are held on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room.

2017-2018 Master Calendar for Confirmation IGNITE 9
2017-2018 IGNITE 9 Confirmation Handbook

All requirements for IGNITE 9 students must be turned in by April 26, 2018 in order to be confirmed Sunday, May 6.   Please remember faith projects are due in the Incarnation office one week BEFORE your interview and you should check-in in the Incarnation Office the day of your interview.  We need to verify the spelling and pronunciation of your given name and your height for your confirmation robe.

Wednesday Evening Optional Dinner

An optional dinner is provided from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for students or families that choose to participate. The cost for participating in the dinner is $90 per person for the year, or $250 for a family for the year. (The family fee can be paid by semester, $125 in September and $125 in January if families choose). Dinners are offered every Wednesday that IGNITE 5/6/7/8/9 meet. Lenten Soup Suppers are not included in this fee. For more information on dinner or to sign up to participate, please contact Julie Durbin by email or by calling 651-484-7213.

IGNITE Volunteers

Adult and college leaders are the backbone of IGNITE ministry. In order to be responsible for the safety of kids and for the protection of adult volunteers, in 2004 the Incarnation Council implemented the Policy for Protecting Children and Youth. For many volunteer positions in IGNITE Middle School Ministry, including being a guide, substitute guide, or driver, adult volunteers need to submit a completed background check form at least one week prior to volunteering. Background checks are valid for 3 years.

Background Check Form — Please complete and submit at least one week prior to volunteering
Volunteer Covenant Form
Volunteer Information Form

Winter Weather Policy

Incarnation’s Children, Youth and Family Wednesday evening programming will be cancelled if one or more of the following occur:

* Mounds View Public Schools cancels afternoon activities
* School (for Mounds View Public Schools) is cancelled for the same day as programming
* Incarnation Staff feels that conditions are too dangerous for programming to occur.

Please check the Incarnation webpage, Incarnation Facebook page for details about cancellations. An email will also be sent to all email addresses in our database notifying families of any cancellations.

Questions about IGNITE Confirmation? Contact Shawna Berg, Pastor Joel Vander Wal, or Julie Durbin, by email or by calling the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213.