The following are the goals of Confirmation:
• Teach confirmands the story of their faith, as contained in the Old and New Testaments and in the history and traditions of Christianity and The United Methodist Church.
• Give confirmands a basic understanding of Christian theology, including the doctrine of the Trinity, creation, sin, and grace.
• Teach confirmands the traditions and doctrinal emphases that make United Methodism unique.
• Foster relationships between confirmands and Christian adults in the congregation who can set an example of how to live as a mature Christian.
• Give confirmands an understanding of the importance of Christian education as a lifelong endeavor; and help confirmands develop a habit of participating in Christian education.
• Give confirmands an understanding of Christian worship as practiced in The United Methodist Church and why worship is an essential part of Christian discipleship.
• Challenge confirmands to serve God and others through the life and ministry of the congregation.
• Give confirmands an opportunity to go on retreats, withdrawing from their normal routine and drawing closer to God and their fellow Christians.
• Teach confirmands about the vows they will have an opportunity to take and the commitments that one makes when one says yes to those vows.