What is Confirmation?
Technically, confirmation is the process by which young people become professing members of the church with all the rights that come with it. Though, let's be honest, for a lot of people that's not really a big deal. Confirmation as we practice it in our is about something far more important, it is intended to aid you people in exploring their faith, asking questions, and coming to their own understanding about God and their relationship to Him. We rely on a mentor focused curriculum that encourages this sort of discovery. You are still welcome to officially join the church at the end of the process, but it is not required.
Details & Schedule
- Organizational Meeting for participants, parents, & mentors February 12th after church.
- Thirteen (13) sessions between mentors and participants (some may be combined into single sessions).
- Visit of at least two (2) other faith/religious traditions with your mentor. One visit has been arranged to be a group visit by all Confirmands and Mentors. The second is up to you. You may choose from the list below or visit another of your choosing.
- April 30th, 9:30am. St. Spyridon Orthodox Church Visit. (Directions)
- Scott United Methodist Church. Denver (Historically Black Congregation. 10am Worship Sundays)
- Free Spiritual Community, Denver (Recovery/Addiction Focused. 7pm Worship Saturdays)
- St. Patrick, Greeley (Presbyterian. 10:15am Worship Sundays)
- Trinity, Greeley (Episcopalian, 10:30am Worship Sundays)
- Zion Lutheran, Loveland (Traditional Lutheran, 8:15am Worship Sundays)
- 2 online lessons on church history.
- Participate in Confirmation discussion group through Become More App.
- May 20th, 11am-2pm. Saturday retreat lead by Pastor Jeremy. Mentors welcome to join at 1pm.
- May 21st, 9:30am. Confirmation Sunday!
Who Can Participate?
Confirmation is open to all young people in our area. There are no requirements other than you be currently in 6th to 12th grade. Thats it!
Who Can Be a Mentor?
Too many people think they cannot be a mentor because they feel they don't know enough about the bible, church, or God. This is NOT the requirement. What is required is for someone to have an open heart and mind, be prepared to learn alongside their mentee, be willing to share about their life and experiences, and be excited to work one on one with a young person. We promise, the curriculum we provide has all the information you need. No doubt at the end you'll be saying, "I learned as much as my teen did!"