One Eight Confirmation Program
It’s Transformation, Not Graduation
What is the goal of your parish confirmation preparation? Is it to check off a list before someone leaves the Church “hopefully for a little while” or is it to make lifelong disciples? We believe that the Sacrament of Confirmation is a moment of transformation, not graduation. We designed One Eight, our confirmation program, to empower youth ministers, DREs, and parish priests to form disciples ready to receive a strengthening of the Holy Spirit through Confirmation.
One Eight has been successfully implemented by thousands of parishes around the United States and across the world. Its relationally based method puts the responsibility of facilitating discussion and teaching with Core Members because we believe that those that teach the faith should also be the ones at the football game on Friday, lunch at the high school on Wednesday, and the person available to pray with teens after a confirmation session.
Who Needs ItIndividuals and teams that coordinate the preparation of the Sacrament of Confirmation for high school teenagers will highly-benefit from this powerful resource.
Using This Book
There are four scheduling options for utilizing materials in One Eight:
- One-year weekly meetings
- One-year “Super Saturday” meetings (combine three to four sessions one Saturday per month)
- Two-year monthly meetings
- Two-year weekly meetings (Life Teen subscription supplements this option)