The Confirmation tradition goes back many years and started as a moment for young people to make the decision to become full and public members of the body of Christ. Here at Paoli, we offer confirmation to 8th graders and up as an opportunity to explore faith and ask questions in a judgment-free atmosphere. Our goal, over anything else, is to help students put words to what they actually believe with the understanding that belief and faith evolve and change over time. And time and again the confirmation program builds an incredible community of students and leaders that extends beyond the 20-week class.
Each year, the confirmation class culminates in a RETREAT with peer student leaders and adult leaders, and then a church-wide celebration during a Sunday morning service.