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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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Characteristics of Confirmation Class Part 2

In case you missed it on our social media channels, we’ve been posting about our research findings on the characteristics of confirmation class! We surveyed leaders to determine key confirmation program characteristics. In this Part 2 post, you’ll find an infographic with more details about characteristics 3, 4, and 5, and a portrait illustrating them, the Korean […]

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Characteristics of Confirmation Class Part 1

In case you missed it on our social media channels, we’ve been posting about our research findings on the characteristics of confirmation class! We surveyed leaders to determine key confirmation program characteristics. In this Part 1 post, you’ll find an infographic with a bullet-point summary list of those characteristics, a second infographic with more details […]

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Confirmation Sub-theme 9: Public Rite of Faith Affirmation

In case you missed it on our social media channels last week, we posted about the ninth and last of nine recurring sub-themes in confirmation and related practices found in our qualitative research—Public Rite of Faith Affirmation—plus an illustrative church portrait, the Diocese of California and St. James Episcopal Church in Oakland, CA. Feel free to browse […]

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Confirmation Sub-theme 8: Christian Foundation for Public Life

In case you missed it on our social media channels last week, we posted about the eighth of nine recurring sub-themes in confirmation and related practices found in our qualitative research—Christian Foundation for Public Life—plus an illustrative church portrait. Stay tuned for the last sub-theme, and a portrait illustrating it, later this week! Feel free to […]

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