Confirmation is an important step in the spiritual development of all Episcopalians. It is a mature, public affirmation of our faith. Candidates for confirmation should receive at least one academic year of preparation.
Confirmation is an important milestone in our spiritual lives as followers of Jesus Christ in The Episcopal Church. Those interested are encouraged to discern their readiness for engaging the Catechumenate, a year-long engagement with Holy Scripture and the Episcopal tradition through study, prayer, and fellowship.
Young adults ages 13-16 interested in confirmation are invited to write a formal letter of intention and to schedule a meeting with clergy as well as parents to discuss the process.
Reception is for those who have previously made a mature commitment (i.e. adult baptism, confirmation, etc.) in any other Christian Church.
Re-affirmation is for those people who have been baptized and have made a mature commitment of faith and are choosing, for whatever reason, to renew and reaffirm publicly those vows.
Those persons who have been baptized in the Episcopal Church as their mature commitment of faith (i.e. took the vows themselves) do not need to be confirmed or received. (For example: if you baptize a 10 year old, he or she does not need to be confirmed. However, they may make a reaffirmation as part of their formal Christian formation journey in the parish.)