Lisa Kimball, Ph.D. Joins the Confirmation Project


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Alexandria, Va. – Dr. Elisabeth Kimball, director for the Center for the Ministry of Teaching and professor of Christian Formation and Congregational Leadership at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) has been selected as a member of the Confirmation Project, Christian Youth: Learning and Living the Faith (CY: LLF).

“I am very excited and honored to be a part of this project,” said Kimball. “I am particularly interested in the use of technologies and social media among young people and how that can be transformed and used in faith formation.”

Kimball represents the Episcopal Church on the steering team for project design and oversight of the ecumenical study founded out of Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS). The Confirmation Project seeks to learn the extent to which confirmation and equivalent practices in five North American Protestant denominations - the United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Church, and the African Methodist Episcopal Church - are effective for strengthening discipleship in youth.

The study seeks to understand and discern how young people make decisions and integrate faith into their lives. Currently the members of the group are identifying individual congregations to participate in the study. PTS also just announced receipt of a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support the study.

Founded in 1823, Virginia Theological Seminary is the largest of the 11 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church. The school prepares men and women, representing more than 42 different dioceses and five different countries, for service in the Church, both as ordained and lay ministers, and offers a number of professional degree programs and diplomas. Visit us online at