The Confirmation Project brings confirmation-aged youth from the greater Idaho Panhandle and Spokane region together once a month for fun, fellowship, service, and confirmation-based Bible teaching. The new initiative is a partnership between Lutherhaven Ministries and the Northwest Intermountain Synod, and is funded by a major grant from Always Being Made New: the Fund for the ELCA.
The project regularly brings a critical mass of youth and significant adult mentors together from around the area to foster Christ-centered relationships at a time in young people’s lives vital to them learning what it means to walk daily in their Christian faith.
This year’s Confirmation Project pilot has ten congregations and 35 kids participating. The new model for youth confirmation and programming across the congregations and communities has been so well received, next year it’s expanding into the Pullman-Moscow-Lewiston-Clarkston area.
How it works
Participating congregations bring their confirmands and adult mentors together at a central location for monthly confirmation programming, October thru May. Two overnight retreats are also included in the program. Programs include a meal, recreation, fellowship, Bible and catechetical teaching, leadership training, worship, and service learning. The programs are coordinated by Lutherhaven Interns and facilitated by key area pastors, youth directors, parents, and other Synod and congregational leaders.
Interested in your congregation joining the Confirmation Project? Questions? Contact:
The Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Philip Misner firstname.lastname@example.org or
Assistant Director of Lutheran Ministries Rebecca Smith email@example.com, (208) 667-3459 ex. 123