At University Presbyterian Church, youth are invited to engage in a year of study before they join the church as a member. Over the course of this year, our youth learn what it means to be a member in a church and gain a foundational understanding of how the church has come to be and why that is relevant to their lives. Youth are encouraged to ask tough questions and learn how to sit with answers that are often not black and white. Our teachers are not experts but are fellow sojourners along the path of faith. Youth learn a great deal of information that aids them in faith formation and helps them build a vocabulary of faith so that they may speak their faith in a way that is authentic to their individual selves. In April, youth decide if they’d like to officially join the church and complete the Confirmation process, confirming the vows made on their behalf at baptism. Want to know more? Check out our Confirmation FAQs here.
For the 2021-2022 year, Confirmation will be for 8th and 9th graders in a combined class. Class meets in the Youth Center on Sundays at 9:45 am. Masks are required by all.
Most lessons this year are from the Theocademy Curriculum. Theocademy Confirmation is structured to cover the “Great Themes of the Reformed Tradition” as found in the Book of Order (F-2.05).