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Update on The Confirmation Project Survey

Good morning from The Confirmation Project! The 2014 fall set of surveys are in and we are now inviting programs who begin confirmation and equivalent practices in the spring of 2015 to participate in the survey. Here are some of the details of what has come in so far: To date, 4477 individuals have participated in […]

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The Confirmation Project and Camps

Have you been to camp? Is it an important part of your faith story? How do outdoor ministries fit in with the ministries of your church? Millions of young people attend Christian summer camps every summer in the United States and tens of thousands of young adults serve on summer camp staffs. Some have amazing, […]

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The Fall Surveys are out!

Hi Folks, Thanks to all who have already filled out their surveys!! The survey will be open for two weeks for people to complete. If you have forwarded the link on to parents, volunteers, and youth in your congregation, you may want to send them a reminder to ensure they have completed the survey. For […]

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Katie Douglass – Meet the GRA Team

Not only do we have a fantastic Steering Committee, we also have some incredible Graduate Research Assistants working on The Confirmation Project. They will be visiting congregations to conduct qualitative research. All of them are committed to working with congregations to make disciples of all nations. You can read more about them on in their […]

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Why it Matters – Lisa Kimball

Theological uncertainty and inconsistency have surrounded the practice of confirmation in the Episcopal Church for decades. In fact confusion was enshrined in the text of the 1979 Prayer Book revision, the book that today serves as our denomination’s primary symbol of unity. In the Anglican/Episcopal tradition we, who are many and diverse, come together in […]

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Why it Matters – Terri Elton

Why participate? An ELCA perspective Two weeks ago a group of church leaders from across the country and from various denominations gathered at Luther Seminary to “Rethink Faith Formation.” The presentations were in the form of 25 minute TedTalks with lots of room for discussion and “rethinking.” With no formal role in the event, I […]

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