Confirmation (7-9)

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Details and Registration for Confirmation

Thank you for your interest in the Confirmation program. The 2020-2021 registration is now open. This program runs from mid-September to the beginning of May. For the safety of our youth, volunteers, and staff we will be gathering online until December. We will then re-evaluate the possibility of having in-person programs.

Registration for Confirmation is due by September 16th.

7th Grade will meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30pm on Zoom beginning September 30. Youth are invited to participate in connecting with God, friends, and caring adults in an inviting and trusting environment. We will explore our faith through age appropriate Bible stories, devotionals, and fellowship with one another. This will be a little different this year on Zoom as our whole program will be done virtually. Our large group portion will be recorded for those unable to join and will be available by private link.  Register Here

2020-2021 MSM & Confirmation Program Calendar
Confirmation Handbook Coming Soon

8th Grade  will meet on Wednesdays from 6:45 – 7:45pm on Zoom beginning September 30. Youth are invited to participate in connecting with God, friends, and caring adults in an inviting and trusting environment. We will explore our faith through age appropriate Bible stories, devotionals, and fellowship with one another. This will be a little different this year on Zoom as our whole program will be done virtually. Our large group portion will be recorded for those unable to join and will be available by private link. Register Here

2020-2021 MSM & Confirmation Program Calendar
Confirmation Handbook Coming Soon

8th Grade Mentors

During Lent we ask the student and mentor to meet for Faith conversations, and to begin building a mentoring relationship. It is our hope, that this Faith Mentor will also serve as the Confirmand’s Prayer Partner in 9th grade. Mentors and students will need to meet for three sessions (each session should be approximately 1/2 hour). We will provide the Mentors with a short devotional to help guide this time together. A Faith Mentor could be a family friend, neighbor, or an Aunt or Uncle. This person should be someone your student is comfortable with and you entrust with your child. Please do not ask a parent of a fellow Confirmand or the Confirmand’s own parent to be your mentor.

Register Your Mentor by January 20, 2020

In order to help students navigate the transition into high school, 9th Grade follows a different structure than 7/8 Grade. 9 Grade Confirmands will meet with their small groups once a month from 7:00-8:00 p.m. and are required to attend four High School Ministries (HSM) Youth Group events between September 25, 2020 and April 29, 2021. HSM Youth Group events will be posted on the CYF calendar or on the HSM Webpage. Additionally 9 Grade Confirmands are required to attend the “I Believe” retreat on February 5-6, 2021 at Camp Wapo. The purpose of the retreat is to help prepare Confirmands to create their Faith Projects. Due to COVID-19 this retreat may take form in a different manner. We will evaluate the situation in January for the safety of our youth, volunteers, and staff. Register Here

2020-2021 MSM & Confirmation Program Calendar
Confirmation Handbook Coming Soon

All requirements for 9th Grade Confirmands must be turned in by April 23, 2021 in order to be confirmed on Sunday, April 25, 2021. Please remember that your Faith Project is due in the Incarnation Office one week BEFORE your interview and you should check-in to the Incarnation Office the day of your interview. We need to verify the spelling and pronunciation of your given name and give you your Confirmation robe.

Our Confirmation Program is Transforming!

We are currently working on adapting our Confirmation Program from a formal learning environment to a University style. This change will take place next program year (2021-2022). Confirmation is preparation for young people to publicly affirm the promises made at their baptism. This new program model will allow youth to complete core topics and elect into topics of their choosing throughout the year. In addition to these courses there will be fellowship opportunities focused on connecting, learning and service offered throughout the year to build faith relationships with other youth and adults.

Optional In-person Fellowship and Service Opportunities

During the program year we will have optional in-person fellowship and service opportunities as we are able. These events will be communicated here, on social media, at weekly meeting announcements, and by email. Please note, these opportunities will require registration prior to the event in order to safely meet within the CDC guidelines.

Adult Service Opportunities

Adult and college leaders are the backbone of youth 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 Middle School Ministry, including being a driver or adult leader for one of our events, adult volunteers need to submit a completed background check permission 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

Questions about Confirmation? Contact Pastor Joel Vander Wal or Kelsey Blinn, by email or by calling the Incarnation Office at 651-484-7213.

 

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