Grade 9

9th Grade Confirmation Class Options

Weekly Options:

  • The Gathering
    Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
    A mix of large group teachings, guest speakers, and sessions (such as Yoga Devotions, Faith and Art, Big Questions, and Service Opportunities). Each night also includes faith conversation and prayer in small groups led by volunteer high school Student Ministers.

  • Video Bible Study
    Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Dig into the history, cultural context, and message of scripture, primarily through The History Channel’s The Bible mini-series. Small group breakout conversations led by volunteer Adult and Student Ministers.

  • NexGen Praise
    Instrumentalists and vocalists rehearse and lead The Gathering opening music. Never been in a band? Shawn and Maggi will work with your skill set. Led by SOTV staff Shawn Vaughan and Maggi Arndt.

  • Self-Discovery for Service
    Sundays, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    Identify the unique gifts and passions God has given you, using various self-assessment tools and arts and crafts exercises, as you live and reflect on a life of faith and service. Led by volunteer Adult and Student Ministers.

One Week at Camp + Monthly Small Group

First, attend SOTV’s Senior High Camp Week at Wapo: June 17 - 22, 2018 (prior to 9th Grade). Then meet monthly in a small group on Sundays, time TBD. This “9th Grade Camp Option” is the new high school version of the 6th-8th Grade Retreat Track, where participants grow in faith, deepen their sense of Christian community, and experience meaningful worship, faith practices, and fun. Registration is a two-step process: First (starting January 15), register for camp at Next (starting June 24), register for 9th Grade Confirmation at