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Why it Matters – Lisa Kimball

Why does an ecumenical, well-funded research project on adolescent confirmation matter? I recently returned from the 2014 Episcopal Youth Event, Marked for Mission, at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. It was impossible to participate in the 5-day extravaganza and leave despairing about the state of the church. It was clear the young people and supporting adults […]

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Why it Matters – Kenda Creasy Dean

If you had been a fly on the wall of Rev. Bergstresser’s office back in 1972, you would have been pretty sure that I was one of those confirmands who just wasn’t going to make it. My memories of those six mind-numbing Wednesday nights in the pastor’s office, sitting in a semi-circle with four other […]

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“Why these denominations?” – Katie Douglass

As you peruse our website you might find yourself asking, “Why are these five denominations being studied and not others?” This is an excellent question, and one that we asked ourselves at the beginning of the planning of this research project. The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the Episcopal Church, the Presbyterian […]

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Why it Matters – Terri Elton

Why it Matters is a series of reflections on confirmation and the future church by The Confirmation Project steering team members. For over ten years I had the opportunity and challenge of leading a large confirmation ministry in a congregation. On the good days, it was pure joy. Having youth wrestle with their ideas about God and church, seeing young […]

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Princeton Theological Seminary

We are thrilled to announce that Princeton Theological Seminary has highlighted our project on their website! Feel free to take a peek. CY:LLF is an ecumenical research project and Confirmation resource and we are thrilled to be partnering with some of the best theological educators in North America.  Stay tuned because there are more partners […]

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Welcome to the Confirmation Project

Welcome to The Confirmation Project website! The Confirmation Project is a collaborative research effort among five denominations to learn more about confirmation and equivalent practices across the United States. We are interested in how the experience of confirmation serves to intensify Christian identity and integrate belief into daily life. Our team consists of ordained ministers, […]

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