Suggested by the Director of the MACUCC Resource Center, Elsa Marshall.
Identify the eight parts of the core biblical story. Crossings explores five events from the Hebrew Scripture and three events from the New Testament in order to discover how God speaks to us and leads us in our journeys.
Relate the core biblical story to our individual stories. Each of the 30 sessions helps youth explore the intersection between the Bible and their own questions of identity, doubts, and hope, as they discover the questions the story asks of them.
Participate in the real life practices of the Christian church through worship, community, devotional life, and service.
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1. Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God.
2. Adulthood must be earned.
Purchase from Leadership Resources http://leaderresources.org/j2a
Making Disciples is a mentor-based confirmation program that pairs confirmands with adult mentors and guides them through a variety of learning experiences that will strengthen the student's understanding of the faith while connecting him or her with the community of believers in a personal way. It can be used as a stand-alone program, or in conjunction with your current curriculum as a special experiential unit.
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The newly revised edition of this classic course/workbook on confirmation instruction provides its readers with a meaningful approach to living as a Christian in this day and age. It provides youth with insight into the Bible, its origins, and how to use it; into Christian beliefs, understanding God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit; and into the Christian church, its history, and the United Church of Christ as it is today. It also discusses Christianity in action through the work being done by the church.
A series of lessons on the sacrament of Baptism. Includes a suggested lesson and activity for Confirmands.
To purchase see Cindy Bolton at the MACUCC.
The authors composed letters about God, Church, Bible, Vocation, Relationships, Difficult Matters and discuss such topics as faith, doubt, prayer, sex, abortion, race and homosexuality. Additionally they discuss what God and their faith means to them in words that share love and deep hopes of their faith. Could be used to form the basis of a Confirmation curriculum or be given as a gift at the start or close of the Confirmation journey.
To see the complete dvd/video catalog go to the Massachusetts Conference Resource Center web site at www.macucc.org and look at the Resource Center page.
In these 12 to 14 minute dvds Rob Bell, pastor of Mars Hill Church, discussing various aspects of faith. Some more appropriate for youth than others. More info www.flannel.org
Borrow through MACUCC Resource Center.
Questions of Faith for Youth (video) While these videos are more than a decade old the issues they cover are still relevant to today’s Confirmands. Borrow through MACUCC Resource Center.
The UCC at 50 (dvd) – This time line of first 50 years of the UCC is made in a youth friendly time line. Made for the UCC 50th Anniversary Synod. Borrow through MACUCC Resource Center.
UCC Web site www.ucc.org
“The 411” – About, Beliefs – includes history, firsts, polity and denominational information on the meaning of baptism and communion.