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Confirmation

Every September we offer a mentor-based Confirmation gathering for incoming high school freshman. This year we will include both incoming 9th and 10th grade students, but all high school students are welcome to participate. This program is Mentor Based: this means we need one adult who feels called to serve as a mentor for every youth in the program. These volunteers receive training, constant updates, and a wealth of materials. If you are interested in being a mentor, or joining our confirmation group as a participant, please contact Pastor Nick.

Below is listed the ways we enrich our youth and the opportunities for them to grow in their relationships and faith. You can also download our 2024 - 2025 Confirmation Registration Packet here.


Confirmation 24 - 25, Confirmand Registration
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FELLOWSHIP

Wednesday evening sessions focus on basic practices of the Christian faith. We use Way to Live: Christian Practices for Teens, by Dorothy Bass and Don C. Richter, as a guide for learning about topics such as:

  • Life—Getting in touch with our longing to live fully, through the kind of freedom, love

  • Stuff—Dealing with stuff in ways that deepen our relationships with God, other people and the whole created world.

  • Play—A part of God’s good creation and important to a balanced, happy life.

  • Forgiveness—Receiving and sharing God’s forgiveness helps us to mend what was torn and frees us to build a future with one another.

EXPERIENCES

We use experiential learning to explore different Christian practices and world religions. Throughout

the year we experience worship at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, visit the Hindu Temple

of Greater Chicago, and discuss grief and resurrection at Wichmann Funeral Home in Appleton.

MENTORING

Each Confirmand is paired with an adult mentor who shares the Confirmand’s faith journey.

Our Confirmands are supported by a full community of adults with whom they can share an abundant life in Christ and practice the life of the Christian faith. Read more on being a mentor.

TESTIMONY

Toward the end of the confirmation experience, each youth crafts a faith statement, giving creative expression to a faith that is at once radically personal and universally shared among the community

of Christian believers.


Read Confirmation Expectations below.


Confirmation 24 - 25, Mentor Expectations
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