Confirmands in Action (CIA)

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. 

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

CIA Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings during the school year, at 9:45, our middle school youth meet for fellowship and formation with CIA guides. These adult asset-builders facilitate small group discussion. Youth engage in the Scripture and together discover what the text is saying to them right here, right now in their daily lives. 

During worship on Sundays, at 8:30 and 11, you'll find middle school youth listening closely and writing their thoughts on "Sermon Reports." Some of the questions: What was your favorite part of worship? What did the sermon mean to you? What was your prayer for today? (You'll find a supply of yellow Sermon Reports in the gathering space; pick one up and see how it makes you a more intentional listener on Sundays!)

Epiphany Lutheran Church intends to provide a safe and secure environment for all those entrusted to our care. We do this to encourage children, youth and their families to grow in their relationship wtih God and with one another. Read More
Forms for Youth Activities

Medical release forms should be on file before youth attend off-site or overnight events at Epiphany. Activity consent forms are required for each off-site and/or overnight activity for Epiphany children and youth.

CIA Group Covenant

Respect for all, all the time. Timeliness, preparedness and participation, all the time. Cheerfully serving when asked. No cliques. Be the church! Specific expectations of CIA youth