Confirmation 2021

Begins January 17th

How to Sign-up
If you are interested in participating in Confirmation this year, please contact Jenna at or 614-558-8498.

Who can participate?
Riverside runs confirmation every other year for youth in 7th grade and above.

Goals of the Program
Confirmation in the United Methodist Church is the process of affirming the promises that were made by your parents at your baptism and taking on full membership in your local church.

Our goal in Confirmation at Riverside is to ensure that each youth finishes the program knowing the story of God’s people from scripture, and knowing how they fit into that story. We want them to understand the Gospel both in the broad context of history, and also in a personal way as it pertains to them individually. We also want the youth to learn what it means to be a part of the Church- both locally and in a broader context.

Program Structure
Our program consists of three main components:

  1. Confirmation Classes with Jenna, which will run the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning January 17th, 2021 through Confirmation Sunday May 16th.
  2. Individual (or 2-1) mentoring sessions where each youth (or pair of youth depending on their preference) is partnered with an adult mentor in the church to read through the gospel of John in a 10 part Bible Study. Youth will meet with their mentors on their own schedules- whenever it works out best for them.
  3. Confirmation Sunday where each youth will be confirmed into full membership at Riverside United Methodist. Youth will have written a faith statement that will be read aloud while they are prayed over by the Pastors and their parents.

There is no cost to participate in the Confirmation Program.

Youth are free to pick their own adult mentors (we ask that it not be a parent) and who they would like to be paired with (if they prefer not to do one-on-one sessions); or we are happy to assist you in finding a mentor.