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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 be a better fit for these particular characteristics, we posted two church portraits for comparison: First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham, MI and River of Hope Lutheran of Hutchinson, MN.

Characteristics of Confirmation Class–Details on 6, 7, and 8

Portraits for Characteristics of Confirmation Class Items 6, 7, & 8 to compare and contrast

To illustrate characteristics of confirmation 6-8 (no standards for both classroom and non-classroom hours, and inconsistency on enforcement of requirements), we invite you to compare & contrast the following two church portraits! One is First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham Michigan, a long-established congregation whose confirmation program extends over a year. The other is River of Hope Lutheran, an ELCA congregation in Hutchinson, MN. River of Hope’s congregation is less than 10 years old, and its children begin confirmation in 7th grade and conclude in the fall of 10th grade. View FPC Birmingham’s portrait here (portrait by Gordon S. Mikoski):, and River of Hope’s here (portrait by Peter Bauck):

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham

River of Hope Lutheran

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