Our research showed us that most leaders are flexible with how they use curriculum, adapting it to their context. While 14 percent of leaders reported that they do not follow any set curriculum, the majority do use some form of curriculum for confirmation or equivalent ministries.
The majority of leaders (59%) indicated using their denomination’s curriculum at least some of the time, though less than half (44%) used it exclusively. Over a third (35%) indicated that they write their own curriculum.
We have been sharing findings, like these, through our website, at conferences, and with each of the denominations. We are excited to share with you new confirmation curriculum that has been informed by these findings. Each curriculum is different—some are particular to a denomination, some offer flexible meeting times, and most take the art of raising questions seriously. These have been added to the “Featured Resources” under the “Resources” tab on our website, and include “Big God Big Questions” from the Presbyterian Churches USA, “Confirm” from the United Methodist Church, and “CoLABorate” from Sparkhouse (interdenominational). If you are aware of additional curriculum that could be listed on our resources page, let us know!
We hope you find these to be a helpful resource as you make disciples of Jesus Christ!