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Faith Formation: Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Welcome

Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of faith formation resources for Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism. Here you'll find:

  • Curricula suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Out-of-the-Box Suggestions
  • Activity Suggestions & Resources
  • Additional Curricula Lists from judicatories, denominations and others

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.

Minnesota’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 Prevention Guidance for Youth and Student Programs 

Curricula

Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe     Manna and Mercy Leader Sourcebook: A Congregational Guide to a Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise

Augsburg Fortress has created a full intergenerational curriculum based on Daniel Erlander's beloved book Manna and Mercy, a book about God and the continuity of God’s covenant of life, justice, and inclusion to all people and all of creation.

This curriculum includes a leader sourcebook full of lesson plans for all ages, an interactive edition of the book for kids, and four board books for young children, in addition to Erlander's original book.

User friendly for both in-person and online faith formation.

 

Updated Shine! curriculum for a range of ages.

Short introductory teaching videos - appropriate for 7th grade - adult - enrich the Salt & Light curriculum series and can be used for teacher prep and to introduce each weekly session. The videos are free and available online.

Luther Crest

Bold Transformational Faith

A partnership to bring faith formation tools and resources â€‹from CAMP to your CONGREGATION

Clergy Stuff

Clergy Stuff offers resources for Narrative and Revised Common Lectionaries, including confirmation, worship, preaching, children's stories, and VBS.

Out-of-the-Box Resources

OnBeing's new 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:

 

  • Coffeehouse versions
  • zoom or socially distanced settings
  • pick the topic
  • great conversation starters

 

     Manna and Mercy: A Brief History of God's Unfolding Promise to Mend the Entire Universe     

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.

Activities

Indoors or out: share some Community Art While We're Apart!! Check out these great ideas for engaging worship.

 

  • enter a news article URL
  • the site analyzes the article’s political bias
  • compares it to other articles, etc.
  • could be useful in teaching

Other Lists

  • video and podcast series
  • small group study series, Church at Home
  • accessible for many age-groups,
  • BUT:
    • God is imaged as exclusively male
    • their motto reflects a Christo-centrism that subsumes the Hebrew narrative for its own purposes;
    • Significant editing may be required, but might also make for powerful conversations about biblical interpretation and usage.