Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism. Here you'll find:
As well as:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
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This 12-lesson digital companion curriculum is designed to introduce children to the concepts of holy troublemaking as modeled by the people profiled in Holy Troublemakers & Unconventional Saints, from diverse faiths, who worked for love, compassion, and justice, even when that rocked the religious boat. These lessons ask questions such as: What is holy and good trouble? What is not? What lessons can we learn from those who have gone before on this path? How do we keep our joy and inner peace while working for a world where all can flourish? What might my contribution be?
These lessons are designed for middle-grade children (ages 8–14) with activity options for younger and older participants.
After the Altar Call is a free, downloadable resource from the West Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC. It is created with a mentor/mentee relationship at its core, but can be adapted for use with one adult and a small group of confirmands.
Each session includes Scripture reading, Spiritual Practices, learning/activities, and discussion/reflection. A take-home Scripture reading guide and workbook are to be completed between sessions. The 11-week course includes one introductory week then covers the 7 themes of: Creation, Crisis, Covenant, Christ, Church, Calling, and Completion.
All-ages curriculum include:
Learn more here.
Pair the curriculum with intergenerational/family-based hunger work:
Faith Questions is a PC(USA) youth curriculum that explores questions asked by real youth about important faith topics. Each unit offers connections to media resources and fun, enriching activities and comes in both print and Coffeehouse (i.e. online-friendly) versions. Sessions include:
Empower youth to explore faith and ask questions about the Bible, the Apostles’ Creed, disciples, Jesus, and hot topics.Learn more
Discover the backstory, key beliefs, and practices for specific Christian faith traditions, why they matter, and how they are relevant today.
Feasting on the Word is a lectionary based curriculum that allows all ages to study the same text each week. Preparatory materials equip leaders with the biblical background they need to feel confident with any age group.
Sample Sessions are available for:
The Free Guide offers tips for online use.
Big God Big Questions equips students to employ the study of Scripture, tradition, and church, to tell their own story as Christian believers in the context of their local congregational experiences. Sample sessions are available here. Download the Scope and Sequence. Order the free sampler, here.
Can we experience the infinite? The world''s most modern scientists and mathematicians embark on a search for the infinite and its amazing effects on the universe.
Poet, artist, and educator Joe Davis' Remind Me Again: Poems and Practices for Remembering Who We Are, is a collection of 41 poems that speak to our mind, body, and spirit, to our community, and to our purpose. Each poem includes a “Try This Practice” to help readers connect the themes to their everyday lives.
Remind Me Again Facilitator Guide. 41 weeks of content written by Rev. Jia Starr Brown that will facilitate meaningful discussions about Joe’s poetry guide congregations toward greater community connection. This resource is endlessly flexible and can be used as a 10-minute addition to a lesson or 41 weeks of hour-long sessions.
Mark Hinds' Commissioned to Change the World Confirmation Curriculum here.
FREE Confirmation Retreat Resource: Confirmation in the Spirit, Bread for the Journey
Both include helpful insights when walking youth through faith and the Bible.
Filter the News allows you to:
OnBeing's Poetry Films forum could be great as contemplative prayer prompts, worship elements or small group discussion starters.
It’s not your typical fare, but you might consider creating a watch group for any of these movies and working your way through with the study guides:
Invite kids to make videos for all sorts of different projects and share them securely with one another via Flipgrid: used by public educators for the same purpose. Lots of fun ideas for utilization on the website.
Explore intentional community and radical social justice with Seven Radical Elders.
Building Faith's Margie Baker shared these Baptismal Promises Stations - easily adaptable for different denominations and group sizes.
series includes the original children’s book, with DVD and parent guide; 75 Mindfulness Activities for Kids; and Breathe through This: Mindfulness for Parents of Teenagers
The UMC's Discipleship Ministries has resources for youth and young adults.
Find resources from the Association of United Church Educators, UCC, including webinars, curriculum, book lists, and more.