Youth (6-12th Grade)

Welcome to Arcola's Youth Ministry!

The Youth Ministry is for youth in grades 6th-12th. Arcola youth experience God and his love through Bible study, youth worship, small group gatherings, and other engaging activities, such as lock-ins and retreats. See below for upcoming events and get to know our Youth Team - you can contact the team at

Meet the Leaders

Youth Leadership Team

Confirmation

Confirmation is a program for students in grades 8 and above to explore the Christian faith and the beliefs of the United Methodist Church. Registration opens January 29. The program will kickoff on March 19, 2023. Upon completion of the program, students will stand before the congregation and proclaim their faith and commitment to God. Scholarships are available. Contact  for information.

Confirmand’s attendance/participation is required for all classes, the retreat, Confirmation Dinner and Confirmation Sunday.

 Confirmation Requirements

Weekly Lessons
There will be 4 Sunday classes. Sunday morning classes are a key component of the Confirmation program. They provide an opportunity for students to meet weekly and discuss the key themes and foundations of Christianity. All confirmation classes will meet from 9- 10am in the youth room. Classes 1 and 2 will be incorporated into the kickoff and retreat. Attendance is mandatory for completion of confirmation.

Retreat
There is an overnight retreat is March 25-26 at Camp Highroad. The retreat provides an opportunity for students to develop strong bonds with others in their confirmation class.

Service Project
We believe that serving others is one of the 5 essential practices of a Christian. Confirmands and their mentors will participate together in a service project of their choosing.

Mentors
Mentors provide support to the Confirmands during the Confirmation process. Students meet with their mentor five times during the 5-weeks of classes. Choosing a mentor is an important decision as the mentor will help the student explore the decision to be a Christian and continue their faith journey into adulthood. Click here to read more about Choosing A Mentor. Adults interested in becoming a mentor can contact the youth leaders at .

Confirmation Dinner
This is a dinner with confirmands, mentors and parents on May 6 from 6-8pm in the Narthex. 

Confirmation Sunday
On Confirmation Sunday is May 7 at the 11am Worship service. Confirmands will accept Christ as their Lord and Savior and become official members of the United Methodist Church. All students must be baptized before being confirmed. Students who have not been baptized will be baptized as part of the service.

Confirmation Registration
Please click on the registration button below to register your confirmand.

Confirmation Schedule

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