Confirmation Retreats

Winter Retreat:   February 23 - 25 2018


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Have a confirmation class that would benefit from the opportunity to join other seekers and leaders from the connectional church? 
Then this event, designed to supplement an ongoing confirmation class or kick-off a new class, is for you!

Confirmation class members have the opportunity to work with youth from other churches on challenging group projects. In addition, planned time for participation in discussion and reflection within their own home church groups.

Stronghold will provide experienced leadership to guide confirmands through a weekend filled with a balance of spiritual, academic, and physical components. The Confirmation Retreat at Stronghold includes:

  • small group discussion
  • team building activities
  • study
  • worship experiences
  • challenge games

What will the retreat cover?
Confirmation Retreat leaders will present retreat study materials that will compliment your group's confirmation curriculum. Through experiential learning and discussion participants will explore:

  • the sacraments
  • presbyterian polity
  • church structure
  • creeds and confessions

When is the Retreat?
The retreat begins with registration between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

How do we register?
The registration fee of $120.00 per person covers lodging, five meals beginning with breakfast on Saturday, snacks, and program fees. There is no dinner served on Friday evening. Leaders are half price.

To register, fill out the registration form, enclose a check for $60.00 per person and send to Stronghold, Box 199, Oregon, IL 61061. The remainder of the fee ($60 per person) is due on the day of the retreat.

Each class of confirmands must be accompanied by its adult leader. The recommended ratio is one adult for every seven youth. If you bring males and females, you must provide a male and female leader. Leaders are expected to assist in leading the retreat.

Packing List (PDF)
Brochure/Registration Form (PDF)
Special Meal Request Form (PDF)