The Chosen Confirmation Starter Pack from Ascension Press contains all the components a leader needs to run the program:
Filmed on locations all around the U.S. and internationally, Chosen keeps teens’ interest with the right balance of faith, fun, and powerful vignettes that challenge their existing perspectives on the meaning of their lives and their ultimate call to holiness.
90% of the newly confirmed teens in the parish. At Mass. Every Sunday.
So what was their "secret sauce"?
Turns out, it's a pretty simple recipe:
Ingredient 1: Involving the parents. This is so critical. The deacon explained that at least one parent was at every single confirmation prep session.
Ingredient 2: Chosen: Your Journey Towards Confirmation. It's the best-selling confirmation program in the United States and Canada for a reason: because it is simply the best confirmation program out there. Period.
And the statistics tell us that only two-thirds (or fewer) will remain Catholic as adults.
But here’s the thing… it doesn’t need to be this way.
Imagine if, after receiving confirmation, 90% of kids went to Mass?
That’s what we heard from a deacon in Texas. In the past, only 50% of kids in his parish continued to go to Mass after receiving confirmation.
And it isn’t the only time we’ve heard stories like this. Chris Stefanick heard from a youth minister in Florida who told him they went from losing 90% of their kids after confirmation to keeping 90% of those kids.
So what was the common theme in these success stories?
Those parishes used the Chosen program for their confirmation prep.
We spent five years developing Chosen, which features the Church’s most talented and experienced experts at reaching and connecting with young people.
It’s currently being used by thousands of parishes around the country every year.
We hope you’ll take us up on this opportunity.
We are confident you’ll see what so many others have already discovered.
It touches the hearts of these young people and excites within them a love and ownership of their Faith.
It sets them on fire for the Lord and for his bride, the Church.
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