Hinton's Theotokos Confirmation Retreats support and complement the Confirmation ministries of local churches, which are the primary disciple makers of young people. The Theotokos retreats offer this support by providing a Confirmation resource (designed to be user-friendly for small and medium-size churches) focused on cultivating relationships between youth and church members and engaging youth in the hands-on ministries of their local churches. This resource focuses on what Jesus calls his disciples to DO and to do it as a part of the Body of Christ.
The retreats engage Confirmands in reflecting on their own call to discipleship, as followers of Jesus, and how they can be ministers of the Gospel in very specific ways, through the resources of worship, biblical stories of call, building relationships with one another, time spent in service and reflection at Hinton, and specific workshops on the vows of membership.
Theotokos retreats encourage Confirmands to envision what a transformed world might look like and how they, as disciples, can be agents of that transformation.
Registration is $80 per student. A $20 is required for registration to be complete.