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Confirmation

Confirmation at Carmel UMC

Confirmation is Carmel UMC's discipleship program for youth in 6th grade and 7-8th graders who have not been confirmed.  In Confirmation, students join together to explore who Christ is, what it means to know and follow Jesus through a life-long relationship, and how we can follow Him as United Methodists.

Confirmation is not simply a “rite of passage” or just a class to complete. It is a step in a life-long journey of pursuing the heights, depths and widths of God’s love and making a vow to live in relationship with Jesus for the rest of our lives!   

Our Goals

The CUMC Confirmation program is designed to help students:

  • Follow Jesus, grow in their relationship with Jesus, and examine their faith in Jesus.
  • Strengthen their relationship with the Body of Christ (church).
  • Understand the role of a member of Carmel UMC and the United Methodist Church.
  • Develop a healthy concept of mission and service.
  • Equip families to grow in their faith together.

Confirmation Program Basics

The following are highlights of the Confirmation Program at Carmel UMC:

  • Confirmation will be offered once per year, from September - May.
  • Confirmation is designed for students in grades 6-8.
  • Parents of confirmation students are invited to participate in our NEW Parent Connect to equip families to continue the conversation at home.
  • Each lesson will be in an interactive learning environment. We will take time to explore all of the “Whos, Whats, Whens, Wheres & Whys” to help students establish their own beliefs with biblical truth as their foundation, not force beliefs on them (that would be “conformation”).
  • Each topic will be explored at the group’s pace. Some topics will require more weeks than others.

Sunday Morning Confirmation Schedule:

9:00 AM       Welcome, Announcements, Story Sharing 
                           (Coffee and Snacks in the Hub Cafe) 
9:15 AM        Large Group Session (Main topic introduced)
9:35
AM        Student Small Group Session 
                            (Formatted for conversation on the main topic) 
9:35
AM.       Parent Small Group Session 
                            (Formatted for conversation on the main topic)
10:15
AM     Goal Setting/Journaling
10:30
AM     Closing Prayer
10:45
AM     Worship with your family

Confirmation Guidebook

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