Confirmation: Assignment #1

There are many different kinds of confirmation programs. This program finds its distinctiveness in how it is divided into three main categories. The first category will focus on self-directed study: There will be core content studied as well as elective subjects. The second category will emphasize the development of a personal project: This project will reflect potential future work, employment, fields of study, or some form of community-based activity. The third category will stress the development of relationships: There will be opportunities to be mentored as well as an opportunity to mentor someone else.

There will be a total of 60 credits. Each assignment or task will be worth one credit. There will be 36 core credits and an additional 24 elective credits; 12 credits will be assigned to specific content, 12 credits will be assigned to the personal project and 12 credits will be assigned to developing relationships.

The core content will include study in the following areas:
1. Questions and introduction to confirmation
2. The Bible
3. God
4. Jesus
5. Holy Spirit
6. Church
7. Calling and gifts
8. The local church and church membership
9. Worship and prayer
10. Sin
11. Salvation
12. The Christian life

The personal project will include 12 assignments and carry a total of 12 credits. Each person will submit an outline of the personal project including how they see this project helping them to integrate their faith.

The 24 elective credits will arise out of a discussion to encourage ownership of the overall confirmation program.


Your first assignment is as follows:

1. Identify a partner and explain this page to them. Explain what the confirmation program will be about.
2. Have them explain to you what the confirmation program is about.
3. Go to the worksheet and fill in the blanks. In the summary area write down questions about each subject listed above (minimum 300 words). Write as many questions as you can.
4. When finished, print off a copy for yourself and then submit the worksheet for consideration.

(PS: This assignment is worth one credit. Ask how you can get bonus credits for doing this assignment.)

Begin your first assignment by clicking here. If you have any questions please contact Carl at

11 thoughts on “Confirmation: Assignment #1

  1. Carl,
    This is explained very well and directons are easy to follow. I like the idea of each person being able to ask how they can aquire bonus credit for doing this assigment as it creates self motivation.

  2. Carl, the assignment is easy to understand. What I like is that the individual explains the confirmation program to another person who in turn explains to them what the program is about. This ensures the program is understood, and begins to establish an accountability process

  3. Absolutely EXCELLENT, Carl . . .

    I am planning to get Terry to sit down and look through it. I like to see his face when he’s impressed by something 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for the opportunity to see this and comment! It’s easy to access and navigate . . . even for the likes of *ME*!!

  4. I was a little shocked at 60 credits/60 assignments, but once I was past that and actually got into the assignments I regained my composure. Everything is there, it was easy to follow, easy to access and the assignments are actually fun. I can see people getting excited about exploring their personal faith.

  5. Carl, I would love to see a componenet added called “Biblical Justice,” or something similar – possibly even having students study a developing Nation. Otherwise, I think this is fantatsic!

  6. Carl,
    Many thanks for the opportunity to review this excellent tool for Christian growth. It is easily followed and sounds challenging in the areas of both learning and relationship.

  7. Hi Pastor Carl, the link took me straight to the assignment, the course requirements and instructions were easily understood.

  8. Congrats on the good work. I am not currently doing confirmation, although someday I would love to see or develop something like confirmation for marginally literate street people. Have done similar work before with community corrections inmates, but dynamics are different with a “captive” class. Meanwhile, we had over 20 at a Bible study on James the other day, Ch. 4. I taught them the word “meta-conversation” as we considered the concept of studying “text” together. Eager learners, many with compelling vulnerability and honesty.

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