The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Reframing confirmation

Six models offer insights for confirmation ministry

The good news about confirmation ministry is that there is no one right way to do it. A major challenge of confirmation ministry is ... there is no one right way to do it.

A 1998 study revealed six "broad umbrella" approaches or "models" of confirmation ministry currently in use in ELCA congregations, says Diane Monroe, ELCA associate director for youth education and confirmation. The lines between these models aren't hard and fast. Many congregations reflect a combination of these types.

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