In case you missed it on our social media channels last week, we posted about the third of nine recurring sub-themes in confirmation and related practices found in our qualitative research—Relevant and Real Program—plus an illustrative church portrait. Stay tuned for the rest of the sub-themes, and portraits illustrating many of them, in the coming weeks!
Feel free to browse the entire portrait collection here.
Subtheme 3: Relevant and Real Program
“Young people can play a significant role in contextualizing aspects of the seminars, fellowship, and worship in their churches. Moreover, youth can become agents of creativity and develop new educational tracks—that are relevant to their questions.” This quote illustrates confirmation sub-theme #3, RELEVANT & REAL PROGRAM, and comes from The 4th Episcopal District Christian Education Congress of the AME (African Methodist Episcopal) portrait. Their portrait shows that youth are craving relevant and real programming in their confirmation and church experiences. It’s also a great example of focus on positive identity formation. You can read the portrait here.