Confirmation ministry is a pastoral and education ministry of the church that helps the baptized through Word and Sacrament to identify more deeply with the Christian community and participate more fully in its mission.
- flows from baptism
- is the responsibility of the entire congregation
- involves a variety of people and approaches
- benefits young people best when there are a variety of models and learning
The confirmation program is built around these elements:
Once the confirmation process is complete, each confirmand makes a public confession of faith and confirms God's action in their lives. Learning to live one's faith does not end with confirmation, but requires a lifetime of effort and commitment. Confirmation is the end of the beginning.