Confirmation has always been a lasting tradition to explore God’s Word and the importance of living a Christian life. A major focus for a young teenager is learning to think for oneself and develop their own identity. Confirmation sits at the cusp of this stage of life. The end goal of Confirmation is for students to learn, reflect, and affirm their faith, yet recognizing that following Jesus is a lifelong journey filled with these things. Confirmation is not the end, rather it is the beginning of this relationship with Jesus. At Crossview, confirmation is meant to propel 8th grade students into the next step of their faith journey.

At Crossview, we value confirmation as an opportunity for students in 8th grade to go through an intentional year of discipleship consisting of five key components: (1) Attending weekly large group teachings; (2) reading through and discussing the big picture of God’s story each week with a mentor; (3) Serving within other Crossview Ministries at least four times throughout the year. (4) Participating in our confirmation retreat which is the Camp Shamineau fall fling. (October 25-27, 2019), and (5) completing one small paper throughout the year.

Next Steps:

  1. Review the Confirmation 2019-20 Parent Letter.

  2. Choose your student's mentor. Families are empowered to decide on who the confirmation student’s mentor will be. Download and review the "Confirmation Mentor Packet" over the next few weeks with your student to pick the right mentor.

  3. Review the 2019-20 Confirmation Schedule - all the dates and deadlines for course work. We will send a schedule to your mentor as well.

  4. Register for confirmation. You will need to know who your student's mentor is before registering. Students should have their registration completed by Confirmation Kick-Off (September 22, 2019). The registration form is included in the 2019-20 Parent Letter (see above).

  5. Plan your weekly meetings with your mentor and start following the schedule.

Confirmation Retreat: October 25-27, Camp Shamineau.

Confirmation students are encouraged to attend this FREE retreat to Camp Shamineau in Motley, Minnesota. This retreat is designed to bring our confirmation class together so they can grow in their faith together. While at Camp Shamineau students will have the opportunity to take part in the following: Climbing wall, High ropes, low ropes, nature center, archery, rifle range, BB gun range, Campfire donuts, crafts, trail rides, Open gym, volleyball, dodgeball, football, and more. This trip includes all meals and transportation. Finally, and most importantly, students will hear the message of Jesus Christ throughout the weekend and will be given the opportunity to grow in their faith while surrounded by their confirmation peers. Please join us for this unforgettable weekend!

If you have any questions at any time, don’t hesitate to contact NextGen Director Alex Ramerth by email or by calling 507-387-5606.