One of the traditional sacraments of the Episcopal Church is Confirmation, a service in which the candidate is asked by the bishop to “confirm” his or her baptismal vows. There is a period of instruction before this step is taken in order to explore and clarify the beliefs of the church to the candidates.
As a mature profession of faith, confirmation is an important milestone for Episcopalians. But confirmation is not graduation– it’s not just a matter of completing a prescribed curriculum. As such, preparation for confirmation is all about providing evidence of a lifestyle that is consistent with being a disciple of Jesus and a capacity to make a mature profession of faith.