Confirmation refers to the decision a person makes to respond to God’s grace with intentional commitment, publicly reaffirming his or her baptismal vows before the congregation. Most confirmands are youth between the ages of eleven and fourteen, who have been nurtured in the church since their baptism as an infant or young child.
We offer a deliberate time of preparation before this service. Classes generally begin in September and end on Confirmation Sunday in May. During confirmation class, confirmands learn about the meaning of Christian faith, the history and teachings and the United Methodist Church and an explanation of the baptismal and membership vows they will be professing.
Confirmation is not becoming a member of the church. Baptism already celebrated that! Confirmation is a person’s first public affirmation of the faith of the church as being his or her own faith. In other words, the confirmand is taking responsibility for living as a member of the body of Christ and for fulfilling God’s purposes.
For further information, for answers to any questions you might have, or for information on the next class, please contact us at 920/833-7308.