What Is Confirmation?

When you are baptized, it is a symbol of what God has already done for you in making you a part of the Church family.  Even though you are a part of the family, you are not yet expected to be a fully engaged member of the church.  For example, when a child is born, they are not immediately given a list of chores that they need to do.  Later when they get to an appropriate age, they are expected to contribute their part.

The same is true in confirmation.  By being baptized, you are already a part of the church family. Many times, people are baptized without the ability to make their baptismal vows for themselves. That is where confirmation comes in. Confirmation provides you with the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows, and thus become a member of the church.  

Confirmation at FUMC Saline

We offer many unique experiences for our confirmation students. That includes everything from retreats to field trips to other churches.  These bullet points should give you a basic idea of what you can expect throughout the course of your two-year confirmation experience.

  • Confirmation is a two-year course that meets weekly during the first year and has a focus on service and application during the second year. 

  • CIY MIX is our summer trip for all our middle school students and is a requirement for confirmation students. It is guaranteed to be the best week of your summer! 

  • Year 2 students are also required to attend a Spring Retreat.

  • Students will connect with a small group that meets during our church's weekly youth gatherings. This provides students with a safe place to develop their personal faith and gives them a small group leader to help guide them on their journey.

  • Finally, on the first Sunday of May, our second-year students are confirmed as they participate in the confirmation service and are welcomed as new members of the church!