Confirmation at The Way Youth Ministries
7th & 8th Grade Students
Meeting Hybrid Bi-weekly |Returning Fall 2021
More information on the SUMC Confirmation Components below.
Click Here to View the Confirmation Calendar 2020-2021
Components of SUMC Confirmation Program:
We ask students to be present in worship 2 times per month.
2020 Update: 7th & 8th Grade Confirmation Classes will meet bi-weekly on Sunday nights- starting 10/11/2020.
The classes focus on Re:Form Curriculum. Our 2 year rotation consists of two lesson themes: "Understanding Church" (2020-2021) and "Understanding Christianity" (2021-2022)
Students are required 2 church visits per year to a worship style/ setting different from our own.
Students are required to participate in one mission experience, like STORM CAMP, during their Confirmation years.
Each student asks one adult in the congregation to be their mentor for the duration of their time in Confirmation (and beyond!). Mentors have scheduled guided conversations with their students once per month, and are encouraged to meet with their students 2 additional times outside of these scheduled meetings.
The 7th Grade Retreat takes place in March, at Camp Koronis, as part of the MN Annual Conference Youth Ministry Confirmation Gathering
The 8th Grade Retreat takes place in April. This retreat is a final preparation point in getting ready for Confirmation Sunday!
SERVICE (church & community)
Students are encourages to serve within the congregation 4 times per year in many different ways; ushering, greeting, serving, scripture reading, sound booth, etc.
Service to community is a major component of The Way Youth Ministries at SUMC. We ask Confirmation students to serve in the community, at bare minimum, 4 times.