Come see why so many join us for our annual Confirmation Retreats. For 20 years, Cedarkirk has been combining confirmation study with community building through engaging group study, fun, and recreation.
This is a time for confirmands to:
~Gain a greater understanding of the church within the Presbyterian Church (USA)
~Build relationships with their peers and the adults who are helping to shape their faith.
Participants will go through the process of new church development as they work their way through the theme: Building a Church. From writing a statement of faith and mission statement for their ‘new’ church to studying the covenant relationship with a presbytery, confirmands will explore and discuss why the greater church might consider starting a new worshiping community. This is really an overview of all the confirmation curriculum you will cover in your individual classes. Students will articulate what they believe and gain a greater appreciation of what it takes to work together to build a church family that worships God, supports one another, and reaches into the world.
In addition to the time for study there will time for recreation like climbing our rock wall, whizzing through the trees on our zip tower, group games, and more. Of course, there is also time spent around the table enjoying meals with good food and friends. Cedarkirk is a safe environment for sharing and articulating one’s faith.
This event begins with registration from 7:00-8:00pm on Friday and ends after lunch on Sunday (about 1:15pm). The cost is $80 for rustic lodging and $120 for climate-controlled lodging. Fee includes lodging, activities, meals (Saturday breakfast-Sunday lunch), and two evening snacks.
Register by mailing, emailing, or faxing in a Group Registration Form (available in the “Helpful Information” box at right) or by contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.685.4224 x2. Each participant (adult and youth) must also bring an Individual Registration Form with them to Check-In.