Weather Alert:

Church programs for Monday, Jan. 22 will resume their normal schedule at all locations this evening.

Programming Note:

Leawood’s Sunday night in-person worship has been moved to 4 pm for Sunday, February 11. 

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A time for students to choose faith for themselves.

Open to students in 8th-12th grade.

  • August 20: Leader/Parent Meeting
  • August 27: Welcome to Confirmation
  • September 3: Learn Your Gifts
  • September 10: What Is Resurrection UMC?
  • September 17: The United Methodist Church
  • September 24: Meet Your Bible
  • October 1: The Old Testament
  • October 8: The New Testament
  • October 15: The Story of God
  • October 22: The Holy Trinity
  • October 29: Relationship: Broken
  • November 5: Prayer: Talking with God
  • November 12: Shared Lesson (Not in book)
  • November 19: Jesus: God with Us*
  • November 26: Shared Lesson (Not in Book)
  • December 3: Visit Another Church
  • December 10: Advent and Christmas
  • January 7: Review, Discussions, and One-on-Ones
  • January 14: Partnering with God’s Mission
  • January 21: Relationship: Restored
  • January 28: What’s Yet to Come
  • February 4: What Is the Church?
  • February 11: Lent and the Church Calendar
  • February 18: John Wesley’s General Rules
  • February 25: John Wesley’s Guidance
  • March 3: John Wesley’s Doctrine
  • March 10: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam
  • March 17: Christian Denominations
  • March 24: The Promise of the Resurrection
  • April 7: Inviting Others into God’s Story
  • April 14: What’s Next?


  • Be BAPTIZED! Email to arrange your baptism if you need to arrange this.  There may be other opportunities during the year for special baptismal services, too!
  • WORSHIP at Resurrection either in person or online at least 11 times between August 27 and April 14. We will be scheduling 11 times where the entire youth ministry will be encouraged to go to worship together. It is important for students to learn what it means to worship with various age groups and differing styles.
  • ATTEND weekly Confirmation (Cannot miss more than 6 sessions.) Don’t worry. There are also opportunities for make-up sessions via YouTube and Zoom.
  • SERVE in Worship Experience at least three times during your time in Confirmation. This will be easy, especially if you are in worship 11 times or more during the year.
  • SERVE at least once during Confirmation by completing a service project. You can do this with your small group and mentors or with your family or on your own. 
  • ATTEND two retreats during the year with your Confirmation group. We have retreats right before Thanksgiving and in February all prepared for you and other students.

Overall, we want confirmation to be a life-giving experience for you and for your family. We want to remain flexible and connect with you if you are running into issues. Please let us know if you have any questions by connecting with our Discipleship Program Director, Mikiala Tennie, at

Confirmation Details

Leawood Requirements for the 2022 – 2023 Confirmation Season:
  • Attend Confirmation Parent and Student Kickoff Event: September 18, 2 pm, Student Center (Building C). There you will receive Confirmation materials and supplies and meet your Confirmation Mentors.
  • Attend weekly Confirmation sessions on Sundays from 9 – 10:30 am.
    • Weekly sessions begin September 25, 2022, and go through February 12, 2023 (full schedule on other tab).
    • To be confirmed, students cannot miss more than 4 sessions.
    • Make-up sessions will be provided weekly on Monday evenings at 7 pm via Zoom following a Confirmation session. Please watch that week’s YouTube video before logging onto the Make-Up Zoom. Participating in that week’s Zoom Make-up Session will count as attendance for the week.
    • Confirmation will not meet: October 9, November 27, December 25, January 1, January 15.
    • December 11 is an offsite activity with your Confirmation small group (visiting another United Methodist church). Details will be communicated by each group’s small group mentors.
  • Participate in a service project with your small group (watch for details from your Confirmation mentors). Other options for participation are the MLK Serve Day on January 16 or church-wide Serve Saturday events. Visit to find out more info!
  • Serve as an Acolyte or Hospitality volunteer in Worship Experience at least twice during the Confirmation season. Registration form coming soon. Email with any questions about serving as an acolyte.
  • Attend the mandatory Retreat Night on Friday, February 24, 6 – 10 pm at Resurrection Leawood and the Confirmation Ceremony Rehearsal on Saturday, March 4, at 6:30 pm in the Resurrection Leawood Main Sanctuary.
  • Attend the Confirmation Ceremony on Sunday, March 5 at 1:30 pm in the Resurrection Leawood Sanctuary.


Students must be baptized before they can be confirmed. If they have not been baptized, please indicate so on the registration form. A special Confirmation Baptism Ceremony will be held for Confirmands on November 6 at 1 pm. Baptisms can also be arranged through the church by visiting and clicking “Register for Baptism.”

Overall, we want confirmation to be a life-giving experience for you and for your family. We want to remain flexible and connect with you if you are running into issues. Please let us know if you are concerned about these expectations or have any questions by connecting with Mikiala Tennie at