Be confirmed in your faith.
Confirmation is a program for students in grades 7th-12th who wish to be confirmed in the United Methodist Church. The program is designed to study the beliefs of the United Methodist Church as well as to dive deep into what it means to be a Christian. Upon completion, students will have the opportunity to stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and their commitment to Woodlake UMC.
Recommended for 7th-12th Graders
Confirmation combines worship, Bible study, service and church ministry opportunities together in one place.
WHAT TO EXPECT
All youth interested in confirmation
must register. Registration opens
September 1 and closes
Mentors make the confirmation process more personal. Students meet with a mentor of their choice five times during the process.
CHOOSING A MENTOR
Attend worship weekly, attend all classes and retreat, and attend youth group meetings two times.
The confirmation retreat is a one-day event held at Woodlake UMC for our confirmands. It is an important and mandatory component of the confirmation process as it provides an opportunity for learning, worship, service, and fellowship. The retreat is scheduled early in the process because it helps our confirmands build trust and bond as a group.
2023-2024 Confirmation Calendar
10/15: Confirmation Kickoff Luncheon for all Confirmands, parents, and mentors/Final Registration Due
10/22: Lesson 1: Meet Your Bible
10/29: The Story of God
11/3-5: MSM and HSM Fall Retreat (Encouraged. Confirmands receive a 50% discount)
11/12: Lesson 3: Holy Trinity
11/18: Confirmation Retreat -
Lesson 4: Relationship: Broken
Lesson 5: Israel: God’s Chosen People
Lesson 6: Jesus: God with Us
11/26: No Class –
12/3: Lesson 7: Relationship: Restored
12/10: Lesson 8: The Promise of the Resurrection
1/7: Lesson 9: What’s Yet to Come
1/14: Lesson 10: What Is the Church
1/21: Lesson 11: Prayer: Talking with God
1/28: Lesson 12: Partnering with God’s Mission
2/4: Lesson 13: Inviting Others into God’s Story
2/11: Snow Makeup Day
2/23 - 2/25: HSM Winter Retreat
3/1: Confirmation Rehearsal
3/3: Confirmation Weekend
3/8 & 10: Confirmation Weekend Snow Make Up Date
3/15 & 3/17:
MSM Journey Weekend