Confirmation at Shepherd of the Valley
Our confirmation ministry is centered around developing a relationship with Jesus Christ that will last a lifetime. Faith confirmation experiences include
- participation in one weekend Circuit retreat prior to Confirmation (choose any Circuit retreat prior to confirmation)
- regular attendance and participation at The Circuit, Wednesday night youth ministry
- participation in Faith Share Night.
Upon completing these experiences, students can choose to confirm their faith at a special Confirmation Service (9th grade or after). Post confirmation, students are encouraged to continue participating in Sr Circuit, and are invited to take a next step and join the Student Impact Circuit in Grade 9 & 10. Students in grades 11-12 are encouraged to be part of the Student Leadership team.
April 6-8 2018 – 2018 Jr Circuit Retreat, Camp Victory, Grades 7 & 8 (Registration opens Feb 1)
October 18 4pm – Oct. 20 Noon – Minnesota Youth Convention Grades 9-12 (Registration opens in August 2018)
Historically, the Circuit confirmation students attend a mandatory “confirmation” retreat in the fall of their 9th grade year. In order to provide more flexible options for our students and families, students can now select a Circuit weekend retreat in grade 7-9. We invite you to attend every retreat, however participation in one retreat satisfies the retreat experience confirmation requirement. A Jr Circuit retreat is offered each Spring, and a Sr Circuit retreat is offered each fall.
If students wish to confirm their faith after 9th grade, let us know and we would be happy to visit with them.