All 9th graders are invited to join us for Confirmation, a year long journey to explore living & developing a faith that is your own. You, your questions, your story, your wrestling… it is all welcome here. Together we will explore the tenants of faith, asking what faith means to you, and what it looks like to say YES in affirmation of your baptism.

Update from Tony Jones:

We will not be meeting together in-person for the foreseeable future.

As of now, both the June retreat to my cabin and the July mission trip to Pine Ridge are on, but I will stay in contact with Jeff Lindsay and we will make decisions about the viability of those trips as we get closer.

But now, since we can’t meet as a class, I have an ASSIGNMENT for you and your confirmands! Since we’re all streaming a lot of movies (at least at our house we are), here is the four-part assignment:

  1. Watch a movie based on a biblical story (here’s a good list);
  2. Have your confirmand do some online research about how close the movie is to the actual biblical story;
  3. Talk about the accuracies and discrepancies as a family, maybe a dinner some night, and read the story from the Bible on which the movie is based;
  4. Finally, have your confirmand post about the movie in our GroupMe, noting one thing the movie got right and one thing the movie got wrong.

If possible, take on this (fun!) assignment sometime in the next week. I’ll be watching the GroupMe for their posts.

If you have any questions, give me a call at 612-597-0441, or email me at

CONFIRMtransitive verb

1: to give approval to : RATIFY

2: to make firm or firmer : STRENGTHEN

3: to administer the rite of confirmation to

4: to give new assurance of the validity of