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)
AM        Student Small Group Session 
                            (Formatted for conversation on the main topic) 
AM.       Parent Small Group Session 
                            (Formatted for conversation on the main topic)
AM     Goal Setting/Journaling
AM     Closing Prayer
AM     Worship with your family

Confirmation Guidebook

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