Hi there! Many thanks to all of you who were at Luther Seminary to “Rethink” Confirmation with us! We had wonderful discussions and conversations ranging from, “It seems that God keeps using confirmation to make disciples even though we keep flubbing it up!” to inspiring stories of congregations where confirmation has positively shaped the entire […]
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Reminder: Confirmation Project Live Webinar Tomorrow
Join us tomorrow for a “Sneak Peek” into Emerging Findings from The Confirmation Project! As a thank you for your participation in our study, you are invited to join us for a live webinar with Katherine M. Douglass and Richard R. Osmer, co-directors of The Confirmation Project, where we will be sharing some of the […]
Rethinking Confirmation Conference: A Personal Invitation from Prof. Terri Elton
Prof. Terri Elton from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN and a Confirmation Project Steering Team member invites you to join us for the Rethinking Confirmation conference to be held at Luther Seminary from July 29-31. Click here to learn more and register today!
Register Today for the Rethinking Confirmation Conference
You still have time to register for Rethinking Confirmation, which will be held July 29-31 at Luther Seminary! Join with concerned ministry leaders to assess the current state of confirmation and imagine fresh possibilities. Special attention will be given to signs of life and inspiring stories of faithful and effective innovation in youth discipleship. During […]
Announcing the Second Round of the Confirmation Project Survey
Hi there, Today all youth who participated in the first round of our survey will be invited to complete a second survey. This survey will be open for about 5 weeks. Please help us make this research project a success by encouraging, nudging, texting, Facebook-ing, reminding youth to participate by filling out the survey that […]
Join us for the Rethinking Confirmation Conference
This summer The Confirmation Project research team will be meeting up at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota to share our preliminary findings at the Rethinking Confirmation Conference. The dates for the conference are July 27th-July 31st. You can read more about this event and register here https://www.luthersem.edu/rethinking/ This event will include short presentations on […]
Thanks for a great first round!
The first round of surveys has closed. Many thanks to all of you who participated! We have heard from over 5000 ministry leaders, parents, and youth and are looking forward to listening to what they have told us! The second wave of surveys will be distributed, by email, to youth who completed the first survey. […]
We are proud to share with you this reflection written by Jacob Sorenson and first seen on his blog The Blessed Wilderness. My socks were wet. You know the feeling. We were slogging up a soggy trail that wound up a steep wooded hill. The snow was still visible in patches, but most of it had […]
Will we see you at the NEXT Church Conference?
As the project manager, I get to connect with ministry leaders around the country as they gather at conferences to reflect on how we form Christians. Perhaps we have connected at one of these events! I have attended several continuing education events, as well as a seminary reunion where I have encountered church leaders who […]
Meet Sylvia Bull & The Confirmation Project
I’ve had confirmation on the brain for a long time. I used to tag along with my mom when I was 8 years old and she was teaching confirmation at my home church. I couldn’t wait for my turn! When that turn finally came, I struggled with both loving and hating confirmation. The first year […]