Confirmation at WCC
Students will be encouraged and expected to take a more active role in their faith development, digging into some more in-depth questions through discussions with peers and leaders, personal work, and learning how to dig into their Bibles and discover the truths for themselves.
We are excited, grateful, and honored for the opportunity to be a part of your students’ faith journey.
What we desire for all our students:
- For Confirmation, instruction to be seen as the next step, not the final step.
- Students to grow in their relationship with Christ.
- Students to always be asking questions and seeking understanding- life-long learning.
- Parents or mentors to have an active and integral part of their student’s faith formation.
- To experience the joy, love, and support of a Christian community.
- Talk about faith and life experiences with peers in a safe environment.
- To be able to name, claim, and defend their faith.
- We want students to have space where they can ask questions, talk about their experiences and faith, and make Confirmation a life-giving part of their lives in which they can find rest and try to make sense of the world and find their place in it.
Our Confirmation philosophy is this:
Educate without assumptions, encourage questions, and seek understanding together.
We encourage questions in Confirmation and encourage conversations to continue at home because they help students (and adults because our faith is also always forming) to navigate life in the broader culture, with the hope that they will see how God is active in their lives and our world despite how it can appear and feel. Without these rich and vibrant conversations combined with examples/modeling, the broader culture’s story and ways prevail.
Faith is a way of life, not information to master and left only to the “professionals.”
The content will cover the foundations of Christian faith and leave room for their curiosity with some lessons focused on just that, what they wonder about.
Confirmation at WCC has a fresh new format! During COVID, we learned that a digital approach to Confirmation had unexpected benefits of increased engagement, tons of flexibility for busy families, and a platform where students took an active role in not just their learning but also the other students. SO this Fall, we are introducing a hybrid model. We will continue to use the flip grid tool that will have uploaded video lessons for students to view. After students watch the videos, they record a video response to the proposed questions, which are then engaged and responded to by our High School Director. Instruction videos range from a few minutes to twelve minutes in length. Students will be required to complete a set amount of lessons between our in-person gatherings on the first Sunday morning of each month. Any additional requirements to be Confirmed also have a lot of flexibility. Because we believe learning in the community is so important, students will also be required to attend about 75% of our Wednesday evening youth program. Students are then confirmed in the following Fall. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Molly at mschroeder@