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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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Upcoming Workshop on Confirmation Project Research Findings

Are you rethinking how to strengthen the faith of youth and integrate them into the body of Christ? Join researcher Katie Douglass for a lecture and workshop at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church on May 23, 2017 to learn about research findings from the Confirmation Project! After the lecture, reflect on your own program with other ministry […]

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Purpose of Confirmation: A Time to Ask Questions

Last week on our social media channels, we shared more data on the purpose of confirmation and related practices. In case you missed it, here’s Part 5, The Purpose of Confirmation: A Time to Ask Questions. You can also find this on Facebook at www.facebook.com/confirmationproject and Twitter at www.twitter.com/confirmproject. All three groups placed a high […]

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Purpose of Confirmation: Primary Purpose is to Strengthen Personal Faith

We’re continuing to share the data relating to the purpose of confirmation and equivalent practices.  In case you missed it, here’s Part 4, shared last week on social media, about the primary purpose of confirmation and equivalent practices. You can also find this on Facebook at www.facebook.com/confirmationproject and Twitter at www.twitter.com/confirmproject. The Primary Purpose of Confirmation and […]

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Purpose of Confirmation: Leaders Emphasize Theology/Doctrine

In case you missed it on our social media channels, we’re sharing the data relating to the purpose of confirmation and equivalent practices. Here’s Part 3, relating to leaders’ perception. You can also find this on Facebook at www.facebook.com/confirmationproject and Twitter at www.twitter.com/confirmproject. Leaders emphasize THEOLOGY/DOCTRINE: When leaders were asked, “How important is it to […]

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Purpose of Confirmation: Parents Emphasize Completion

In case you missed it on our social media channels, we’ve begun sharing the data relating to the purpose of confirmation and equivalent practices. You can find last week’s Part 1 on youth perception of the purpose of confirmation here. Here’s Part 2, relating to parents’ perception. You can also find this on Facebook at […]

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Purpose of Confirmation: Youth Emphasize Relevance

In case you missed it on our social media channels, we’re beginning to delve into the data relating to the purpose of confirmation and equivalent practices. Here’s part 1, relating to youth’s perception of confirmation. You can also find this on Facebook at www.facebook.com/confirmationproject and Twitter at www.twitter.com/confirmproject. Youth emphasize RELEVANCE: Youth showed much less […]

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250 Ministry Professionals Attend Confirmation Project Workshops

The key findings from The Confirmation Project are finally taking shape! Ministry professionals in three different locations spread across the country were among the first to hear the newest information from the project. Terri Elton and Jacob Sorenson presented to a group of 100 ELCA youth ministry professionals at the Youth Ministry Extravaganza in Louisville, […]

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Presentations from “Confirmation: Contemporary Research and Innovative Practices”

In the fall of 2016 Princeton Theological Seminary held a course called “Confirmation: Contemporary Research and Innovative Practices.” This course invited students to engage research findings from The Confirmation Project and consider the implications for confirmation ministry in congregations. During this course we invited four guest speakers to speak about specific dimensions of this research. […]

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