Welcome to The Confirmation Project website!
The Confirmation Project is a collaborative research effort among five denominations to learn more about confirmation and equivalent practices across the United States. We are interested in how the experience of confirmation serves to intensify Christian identity and integrate belief into daily life.
Our team consists of ordained ministers, practical theologians, researchers, youth ministers, PhD candidates, and Masters of Divinity candidates who are committed to serving God through deepening practical and theological understanding within the church at large through empirical research.
The denominations that we will be researching include the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, The Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and the United Methodist Church.
We invite you to use this website to explore our project. Here, you will find a timeline of the history of confirmation practices, links to various resources that are already available, our findings as they become available, and the biographies and contact information for our research team.
If you, or your congregation, are interested in participating in our study, please let us know through our “Contact Us” link.