Confirmation at Shepherd of the Valley
Students have an opportunity to affirm their baptism in the fall of their 9th grade year, or after. In preparation, students in 7th and 8th grade attend the weekly Wednesday night gathering, Jr Circuit, that meets September through May. A typical night includes a large group worship experience with a message by the Student Ministry Pastor. Students then spend time in a small group discussion of the evening’s topic.
2017 Confirmation Events (grade 9 students)
- Wednesdays, September 20 – November 8 | The Circuit 7 – 9pm
- Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 7PM – Faith Share Night
- Sunday, November 19, 2017 Confirmation Sunday | 1PM & 2:30 (students assigned a service by 9/21).
Confirmation Required Experiences
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, participation in Faith Share Night, and a faith paper. Upon completing these experiences, students can choose to confirm their faith at a special Confirmation Service (9th grade or after).
2017 / 2018 Retreats
April 6-8 2018 – 2018 Jr Circuit Retreat, Camp Victory, Grades 7 & 8
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.