Age-appropriate materials and links about the UCC for teens and their leaders.
Curriculum Materials for Confirmation
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.
Head to the Heart Confirmation
A wholistic approach to confirmation ministry - a relational and experiential faith formation system that creates critical thinking, deeply caring, faithful young people through connection to home through the simple 5-step home faith practice called FAITH5.
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.
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.
Resources for Lent
Resources for children and families, which are adaptable for teens, for 40 days of giving, with materials adults as well.
A tongue-in-cheek "saintly smack-down" that actually offers a solid faith formation experience around Christian saints throughout the season of Lent, offered by Episcopal rectors, the Revs. Scott Dunn and Tim Schenk and Forward Movement. "Taking our faith seriously, but not taking ourselves too seriously."