The Foundation for Christian Formation
Lake Junaluska, NC
UMC

Camp, Multiple Congregations
The Foundation for Christian Formation
At FCF, the desire to recover an aura of discipleship spurred the creation of a more natural environment that was free from gimmicks and hype.
River of Hope Lutheran
Hutchinson, MN
ELCA

Small Congregation, Rural, Medium Class
River of Hope Lutheran
Confirmation ministry at River of Hope (ROH) Lutheran church is a river of hope.
St. James Episcopal Church
Oakland, CA
Episcopal

Small Congregation, Urban, Small Class
St. James Episcopal Church
At St. James, liturgy for confirmation was carefully crafted to occupy the shared space of Christian tradition between particular national, racial, ethnic, political, and economic cultures.
First Presbyterian Birmingham
Birmingham, MI
PC (USA)

Medium Congregation, Suburban, Medium Class
First Presbyterian Birmingham
If one were to use a metaphor to describe the confirmation program at First Presbyterian, it could well be an app for social media like “Faith 2.0.”
FIRST AME LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, Nevada
AME

Medium Congregation, Urban, Medium Class
FIRST AME LAS VEGAS
In the city of North Las Vegas, Rev. Ralph Williamson has developed the curriculum “Developing Your Spiritual Understanding” to do just that for youth.
Confirmation at Lake Tahoe
King's Beach, CA
UMC

Camp, Multiple Congregations, Small Class
Confirmation at Lake Tahoe
Two UMC pastors in California were frustrated with attendance and retention problems in their confirmation programs, so they turned to a form of ministry that they both loved and knew was effective: summer camp.
Union
Dallas, Texas
UMC

Medium Congregation, Urban, Medium Class
Union
Union is both a coffee shop and an innovative United Methodist church that worships on Sunday and Tuesday evenings.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Owatonna, Minnesota
ELCA

Large Congregation, Suburban, Large Class
Trinity Lutheran Church
In an era when congregational participation is losing significance, the young people of Trinity Lutheran Church believe learning about God, growing in faith, and being part of a faith community matters.
Church of the Resurrection
Leawood, Kansas
UMC

Large Congregation, Suburban, Large Class
Church of the Resurrection
With 20,000 members spread across 4 campuses in the metro area, Church of the Resurrection has a noticeable impact on the community with volunteers who serve regularly and members who give generously.
Peace Lutheran Church
Tacoma, Washington
ELCA

Medium Congregation, Urban, Small Class
Peace Lutheran Church
Peace Lutheran Church (PLC), in the Hilltop neighborhood, truly believes all lives are precious. The Hilltop neighborhood has been PLC’s home since 1909.
Camp All Saints Chapel
Camp All Saints
Pottsboro, Texas
Episcopal

Camp, Multiple Congregations, Rural
Camp All Saints
All Saints is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, which comprises 77 congregations and numerous educational ministries.
Camp Stronghold
Oregon, Illinois
PC (USA)

Camp, Multiple Congregations, Rural
Camp Stronghold
Stronghold began as a family retreat for the wealthy Strong family, who constructed the castle as a vacation home in the early 1930s.
St. Michael the Archangel
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Episcopal

Multiple Congregations, Urban, Medium Class
St. Michael the Archangel
Surrounded by the giants of evangelical megachurches, towering mountains, and military might, St. Mike's is a community dedicated to following a God of relationship by better learning to be in relationship with each other.
Mount Olympus Presbyterian
Salt Lake City, Utah
PC (USA)

Medium Congregation, Urban, Large Class
Mount Olympus Presbyterian
Inverted Student Ministry functions as a haven - a safe space to rest from the buffeting winds of the dominant culture, a culture that seems always to want to bend you to its will.
Camp Lutherlyn
Butler, Pennsylvania
ELCA

Camp, Multiple Congregations, Rural
Camp Lutherlyn
Camp Lutherlyn is nestled in the forested hills of Western Pennsylvania, at the intersection of East and Midwest, with a dash of Appalachia.
The Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester
New Rochelle, New York
PC (USA)

Medium Congregation, Urban
The Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester
The confirmation program of the English ministry of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester only lasts four to six weeks.
Kingston United Methodist
Kingston, New Jersey
UMC

Small Congregation, Suburban, Small Class
Kingston United Methodist
Kingston has the feel of a village church. It is most known for its strong sense of community, for “doing ministry out of friendship,” as the pastor says regularly during worship.
St. John's Episcopal Church
Oakland, California
Episcopal

Medium Congregation, Urban, Medium Class
St. John's Episcopal Church
“The title is everything. It makes it way easier to say, ‘I’m confirming what I feel and I’m not conforming to what you say. I’m going to stop and think, and say what I honestly believe, not just regurgitate what has been handed down.’”
Collingswood Presbyterian
Collingswood, New Jersey
PC (USA)

Small Congregation, Suburban, Small Class
Collingswood Presbyterian
Confirmation at Collingswood Presbyterian Church is small, with all the challenges and opportunities that come along with it.
La Iglesia Luterana El Buen Pastor
Weehawken, New Jersey
ELCA

Camp, Small Congregation, Urban
La Iglesia Luterana El Buen Pastor
This bi-lingual congregation conducts confirmation over two years with a summer camp at both the beginning and end of their confirmation program.