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Theology Today Special Edition on Confirmation

Greetings from The Confirmation Project team! In October 2018, we held the Confirmation Conference at the Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary, where we shared the findings of the Confirmation Project and strategized with ministry leaders about practical steps in cultivating teen faith through confirmation and equivalent ministries. The lectures were so wonderful […]

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New Online Course: Cultivating Teen Faith in Context

The Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary now has a self-paced online course for those interested in learning from Cultivating Teen Faith. This 3-week course, which will run from January 27–February 16, 2019, would work well for an individual leader or for a group study. While the research was focused on confirmation, many of the […]

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Finding Space and Time through Confirmation Retreats

Our researcher, Jacob Sorenson of Sacred Playgrounds, used Confirmation Project findings in writing this great article that was recently posted on the APCE Advocate website. Titled “Finding Space and Time through Confirmation Retreats,” it highlights the importance of retreat experiences for educational ministries. Retreat experiences provide two helpful elements: new space–forcing young people out of […]

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Save the Date! October 2018 Conference

Save the Date: October 4-5, 2018 at Princeton Theological Seminary We invite you to join The Confirmation Project in Princeton this October where we will be sharing our research, celebrating a book launch, and working with those who attend to faithfully think through confirmation and equivalent ministries. We will provide you with a link to […]

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New Confirmation Curriculum Resources Informed By Our Findings!

Our research showed us that most leaders are flexible with how they use curriculum, adapting it to their context. While 14 percent of leaders reported that they do not follow any set curriculum, the majority do use some form of curriculum for confirmation or equivalent ministries. The majority of leaders (59%) indicated using their denomination’s […]

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How Do Presbyterian Churches USA Do Confirmation? Denominational Learnings Part 1

Today and over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing our learnings particular to each of the five denominations we researched. Since our researchers Katie Douglass and Jacob Sorenson presented findings from The Confirmation Project at the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky yesterday and today (1/30-1/31-2018), we think it seems fitting to begin with […]

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Join Us at Association of Presbyterian Church Educators Conference!

Join Katie Douglass and Jacob Sorenson at the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky January 30th and 31st in 2018. We will be sharing findings from The Confirmation Project, specifically focusing on the role of families, mentors, leaders, and camp, of course! We hope to see you there! Event Description: Confirmation exists […]

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Characteristics of Confirmation Part 3

In case you missed it last week on social media, we posted more about our research findings on the characteristics of confirmation class! We surveyed leaders to determine key confirmation program characteristics. In this Part 3 post, you’ll find an infographic with more details about characteristics 6, 7, and 8. Then, because it seemed to […]

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