Confirmation is a very pivotal time in the faith formation of our church’s young people. Understanding the significance of this period, we at Camp Lutherhaven would like to assist congregations in molding the spiritual growth of those in that age group.
“It was great praising God, learning, and enjoying the powerful moments of prayer and celebration.” – Youth Attendee
In the fall of 2000, Camp Lutherhaven was awarded a grant from the Lilly Endowment. One of the main components in the writing of this grant was to initiate a program that would specifically assist congregations in supplementing their current confirmation programs. Lutherhaven seeks to add to your existing confirmation program a retreat experience that would focus on three primary goals. These faith-formation retreats will:
- Nurture a more personal relationship between youth and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
- Nurture a daily, lifelong commitment to prayer and personal devotions with God in his Word.
- Develop a close, Christian community among participants, especially those from the same congregation.
It is with these three goals in mind that our programs have been developed. You may notice that instruction of doctrine is not included as a primary goal as we know that this is traditionally a strength of each congregation’s confirmation program.
“It is a great weekend to integrate into your confirmation ministry.” – Adult Leader Participant