One of our directors, Richard R. Osmer, was recently interviewed about findings from the Confirmation Project on The Distillery, a podcast from the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. Check it out with this link. Peace,Katie Douglass
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Miss the Webinar? Watch Kate Siberine’s Presentation on Confirmation and Mentors Today!
You can view the recorded webinar below, in the featured resources section of our website, or on the Confirmation Project Podcast (we’re also on iTunes). Join the Rev. Kate Siberine for her engaging talk: As people of the incarnation, we learn to claim our discipleship by watching those who came before us claim theirs. This webinar explores the theological […]
Special What(ever) is True? Podcast Discussion
Our own Katie Douglass, director of the Confirmation Project, joined the podcast What(ever) is True? to discuss the statement “Confirmation is no longer an effective form of Christian formation and should be replaced.” We are pleased to co-release this podcast with the What(ever) is True? team. You can listen to the entire episode today on the […]
Reimagining Confirmation Webinar with Lisa Kimball and Terri Elton Released!
We are pleased to announce that the latest webinar entitled “Reimagining Confirmation: Themes, Practices, and Particularities” with Dr. Lisa Kimball and Dr. Terri Elton has been released. Remember, you can access all of our past webinars on the Resources page of our website or via our Podcast! Enjoy! The Confirmation Project Team
Re-imagining Confirmation Webinar – Three Hopeful Shifts
Webinar by Lisa Kimball, Virginia Seminary, and Terri Elton, Luther Seminary Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 11:00 am EST What is the meaning and purpose of confirmation as church affiliation in North America declines? What does confirmation offer to meet the spiritual hunger of contemporary teenagers? What can be learned from vibrant ministry helping young people […]
Announcing the Confirmation Project Event Calendar & Podcast
It has been a busy time here at the Confirmation Project as the research team has been busy at work preparing for the next wave of the research. In the meantime, we have also been hard at work adding new features to our website! You will now find an Upcoming Events calendar which will show […]
Portrait Gallery Released
Hello Friends, Our Congregational Portrait Gallery is “open for viewing”! Over the upcoming year we will feature two congregations each month. This month you can learn from Collingswood Presbyterian Church in Collingswood, New Jersey. This congregation has created a small family-like atmosphere for confirmation that sees it’s small group of confirmands as an asset rather […]
We are coming to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest!
Hi Folks, Two upcoming events that you are invited to: October 17, 2015, “Believing and Belonging,” Open Seattle, Seattle Pacific University with Katherine M. Douglass If you find yourself in the Pacific Northwest, join us in Seattle, Washington at the Open Seattle Event. I will be sharing our early findings in a session titled, “Believing […]
Webinar Tomorrow: Confirmation Camp and Experiential Learning with Jacob Sorenson
Join us tomorrow, September 22, 2015 from 11am to noon EST for a webinar with Jacob Sorenson. Jacob will be teaching us about his research on experiential learning within the camp environment, especially as it relates to confirmation and equivalent practices. We will reserve some time at the end of his presentation for your questions […]
Confirmation Camp in the Episcopal Church: “It is well with my soul”
Read our Jacob Sorenson’s reflection on confirmation as it is being practiced at this Episcopal camp in Texas! You will find it along with many other reflections on his blog The Blessed Wilderness. “Remember, this is for Jesus.” I paused to consider this declaration. I suppose it is true, I thought, in some eschatological sense. […]