Confirmation Summer Project

Confirmation is a “mile marker” on your journey of faith as a disciple of Jesus. 

During the summer months, each student will complete a project that will help remember the summer months when there is no weekly meeting for confirmation. 

There are six options for projects. Students choose two of the options. 

For 1st year students who will be starting confirmation in the fall, this will help them prepare for the types of conversations and the kind of thinking that will take place during the two years of confirmation. 

For 2nd year students who have completed the first year, this will help them “stay on the road” during the summer months. 

For all students, the options for the summer project are designed to get you “connecting the dots” with your life as a disciple of Jesus - look for how your project intersects with what you have learned at church, Sunday school, youth group, or the previous year’s confirmation curriculum.

  • Read a good book(s), and write about the theme(s) that connect with the Christian faith seen in the book. (See suggested books list).
  • Explore answers to a “big faith question” that you have - present your findings in either a paper, an infographic, a presentation, or over lunch with pastor/parents. (See “big faith questions” list).
  • Create a piece of art that depicts a Bible story or illustrates a concept from the Bible that you have learned about in class. (See idea list below.)
  • Read one of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and do an analysis of a specific word showing what you found in a short paper or presentation. (See below for examples of words you could study.)
  • Teach a Bible lesson to someone younger than you. (See potential options list below.) 
  • Interview someone older than you about their faith journey. (See ideas of people below.)

Some Good Book Suggestions:

The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan 

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe 

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien 

Holes by Louis Sachar

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson

Some Suggestions of Big Faith Questions:

How do you know the Bible is true?

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do good things happen to bad people? 

Does science support the creation narrative in Genesis? 

Is the Bible literal or figurative? Or both? How do you know?

Art Ideas:

Paint a mural on a wall (that you have permission to paint on)

Design a t-shirt

Make a piece of jewelry

Build a cairn on your family’s property

Take one photo a day and make a photo slideshow depicting growth

Write and record a song that communicates a Biblical message of hope

Word Analysis ideas: 

love, believe, faith, repent, trust, worship, sin, salvation, hope, mercy, grace, truth, redemption

Teach someone younger than you ideas:

Teach a Bible story at VBS

Prepare and lead a children’s sermon on a Sunday morning. 

Lead a devotion at Alpha Omega. 

Tell a “campfire story” while camping with your family. 

(ask Tim for explanation of “campfire story” … it involves the re-telling of a specific event from a Gospel account by memory, like you would tell an old story while sitting around a campfire) 

Interview someone older than you ideas:

A deacon or deaconess 

Your best friend’s parents

Your grandma or grandpa 

Ask Pastor Tim for a suggestion

We will have a mid-summer meetup to see how these projects are going and for the 1st year students to meet the 2nd year students. 

This meetup will be over lunch directly after church Sunday Jul 14, 2024. 

If you have another idea for your summer project, I’m open to suggestions. 

If you have required reading already for school, the book option may make the most sense for you. 

If you want to collaborate with another student in class, you can!

If you have questions, please call Pastor Tim at 406.471.0103.

Classes will begin each Wednesday starting September 11, 2024.