Confirmands in Action
Ministry for middle school youth is centered around Confirmands in Action, or CIA. Confirmation is a formation ministry that is central to God's mission through Epiphany, where we are a community being formed from the cradle to the grave as disciples of the living Christ.
When a child is baptized, parents and sponsors make promises on behalf of the child. As an adolescent, the baptized child is called upon to publicly affirm the promises made on his or her behalf. Confirmation is an intentional focus that equips the baptized adolescent to more deeply identify with the church and to participate more fully in her mission. Believing that God has called Epiphany to be a "Greenhouse of Hope" for the world, through CIA and with the power of the Holy Spirit we are forming people who will change the world.
CIA is three-year process, with persons entering into confirmation concurrent with beginning the 6th grade in school and being confirmed at the end of their 8th grade year. CIA meets during the school year. Read more about CIA.
Anticipated outcomes of CIA ministry