Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is an important step in our spiritual journeys. We may consider Confirmation as our response to God's call upon our lives celebrated at our baptism. Confirmation, in other words, is an opportunity to respond to the grace of God available to us, as acknowledged in baptism, and to promise to live as a person of faith. Confirmation, then, is not the culmination of Sunday School but rather the very beginning of the lifelong journey of discipleship.
Grace Church has traditionally offered a rich Confirmation Program for 8th grade students. The curriculum covers important beliefs and practices of our Christian faith and our Methodist tradition. We also take field trips to other religious communities in order to learn about their beliefs and practices so that we may be more loving neighbors. Confirmation concludes with a weekend retreat where participants have time to reflect upon and pray over their decision to join the church and commit to a life of discipleship.