A Confirmation Experience
Niners is a nine-month confirmation experience for high school freshmen (or other high school students who have not yet gone through confirmation, joined the church, or are transferring their membership).
If you are interested in confirmation at Second, please fill out this form.
Confirmation is another step in your journey of faith. You are not expected to have it all figured out! As a matter of fact, you are expected to have questions - lots of them. And all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity here.
Niners is designed to take an in-depth look at the Christian faith with the Apostles’ Creed as our guide. We look hard into faith and topics such as the nature of God, the teachings of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Christian practices and much more.
Each Niner will be in a small group facilitated by an adult guide, as well as several of our peer mentors (upperclassmen). These groups read, study and discover together as well as support one another along this journey of faith.
Niners is not a class. Niners is an exciting adventure of faith.
- a safe place where you can be yourself.
- a place where you can meet and get to know some amazing people you may never have the opportunity to get to know otherwise.
- provides an opportunity to interact with your questions and uncertainties about life and faith honestly.
- is an experience.
- is a journey of faith.
- is confirmation.
What is Confirmation?
First of all, Confirmation does not mean that you have everything figured out. No one here does. As a matter of fact, we want you to know that all of your questions are welcome and can be explored openly with honesty and integrity. Confirmation is exactly what the word says. It is to confirm — accept, verify, approve — the Christian faith as your own. It does not mean that you have all of your questions answered. It is another step in your lifelong journey of faith. Confirmation is becoming a full member of and participant in this family of faith as we discover what it means to believe together.
What happens at Niners?
- The unpredictable
- Fun activities
- Small group discussions
- Challenging discoveries
- Personal faith growth
- Building and strengthening friendships