Confirmation Program Resources


Affirming Faith

  • This resource uses the United Church of Christ Statement of Faith as its organizing principle.  Covers theological (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit) church (organization and sacraments), historical and denominational issues (polity, governance).  Includes a Leaders Guide and a Confirmands Journal.  Newly Revised in 2009. To purchase, visit www.uccresources.com.

 

Becoming and Belonging:  A Practical Design for Confirmation by William Myers

  • This book includes both theoretical and practical application and is full of valuable and practical resources.  Relies of four “core conditions – covenant, tradition, pilgrimage and congregation.

 

Confirm Not Conform

A confirmation program that celebrates questions and choices. It provides a safe place for people to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe. Each session for youth includes a couple of life skills such as how to create and present a proposal and how to ask good questions. While written by Episcopalians, there is a UCC module that is very good. A version for adults is also available.
Purchase from ConfirmNotConform.com

 

Journey to Adulthood

  • The Journey to Adulthood is a complete youth ministry program of spiritual formation for 6th-12th grades. It uses Bible study, prayer, rites of passage, outreach ministries and both serious and playful activities to underscore its two guiding principles:

1. Manhood and womanhood are free gifts from God.

2. Adulthood must be earned.

Purchase from Leadership Resources

 

Making Disciples

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. 

To purchase, visit Abingdon Press.

 

My Confirmation (Revised and Updated)

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.

To purchase, visit www.uccresources.com.

 

The Sacrament of Baptism by The Massachusetts Conference UCC

A series of lessons on the sacrament of Baptism.  Includes a suggested lesson and activity for Confirmands.
To purchase, contact Cindy Bolton at the MACUCC.

 

The Thoughtful Christian Youth Study Guides

Cover a variety of topics 

 

Words for the Journey

by Martin Copenhaver and Anthony Robinson
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.

 

DVDs

Click here to view the Massachusetts Conference DVD catalog.