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Confirmation Topics: Topic Emphasis

In case you missed it on our social media sites, we’ve been looking at topics covered in confirmation and related practices. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve explored the emphasis given to certain topics by the three groups surveyed: students, parents, and leaders. These topics include The Lord’s Prayer, Sacraments, and The Place of […]

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Confirmation Curriculum: What We Found During Our Qualitative Research

Last week on our social media channels, we posted details of what we discovered about curriculum, one of the four dimensions of confirmation (and related practices) that surfaced in the key learnings of our qualitative research. We share those details here, along with a portrait of Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Minnesota and their 3-year multi-faceted confirmation program combining […]

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Confirmation Ecology: What We Found During Our Qualitative Research

Last week on our social media channels, we posted the details of what we discovered about ecology, one of the four dimensions of confirmation (and related practices) that surfaced in the key learnings of our qualitative research.  We share those details here, along with a portrait of Peace Lutheran Church in Tacoma, WA and their Feet to Faith Confirmation […]

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Confirmation Leadership: What We Found During Our Qualitative Research

Last week on our social media channels, we posted the details of what we discovered about leadership, one of the four dimensions of confirmation (and related practices) that surfaced in the key learnings of our qualitative research.  We share those details here, along with a portrait of the Foundation for Christian Formation (FCF) and their weekend Confirm retreats, illustrating the […]

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Qualitative Research Key Learnings, Including a Basic and Hopeful Discovery!

We’re excited to share with you the key learnings from The Confirmation Project’s qualitative research! The most basic, and hopeful, discovery was that youth confirmation (and equivalent practices) matters and is thriving and resilient in a wide range of settings across the church! This is particularly good news for the denominations in this project as each […]

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Greetings from our research team!

We gathered at the end of February to comb through our findings and we are beginning to see some exciting trends emerge. The good news is that there are some strong, creative, traditional, innovative, and plenty of “non-conforming” confirmation ministries from which all of us can learn. The congregations in our study are facing many […]

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Delving into The Confirmation Project’s Qualitative Research: Executive Summary

We’re beginning to delve into the findings from The Confirmation Project’s qualitative research. We’ll begin by sharing the executive summary from that research. We hope it will pique your interest and that you’ll stay tuned for further posts on these findings! Executive Summary Twenty-four ministries were studied as part of the qualitative research for The Confirmation Project, […]

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All Four Presentations from “Confirmation: Contemporary Research and Innovative Practices” Course

In previous weeks, we’ve posted the four presentations from Princeton Theological Seminary’s course titled “Confirmation: Contemporary Research and Innovative Practices” both here on our blog and on our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter). Here in this post, you’ll find videos of all four presentations in one convenient place! We hope you will find these presentations as […]

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Confirmation Project Researchers To Present at Erfurt, Germany Confirmation Conference May 2017

In parallel with the work of the Confirmation Project here in the United States, a major international research project on confirmation work has been conducted in nine European countries, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland. On May 3-5, 2017, representatives and researchers from the different countries will come together to present their results […]

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