The brand-new confirmation curriculum for the PC(USA) is Big God Big Questions: Confirmation for a Growing Faith. Based on the findings of the Confirmation Project, it is focused on preparing youth to authentically answer the traditional membership questions:
- Trusting in the gracious mercy of God, do you turn from the ways of sin and renounce
evil and its power in the world?
- Who is your Lord and Savior?
- Will you be Christ's faithful disciple obeying his word and showing his love?
- Will you devote yourself to the church's teaching and fellowship, to the breaking
of bread and the prayers?
Big God Big Questions equips students to employ the study of Scripture, tradition, and church, to tell their own story as Christian believers in the context of their local congregational experiences. Sample sessions are available below, and the curriculum will be available in June 2018. Download the Scope and Sequence. Order the free sampler, here.
"I LOVE this curriculum! I used it with a class of 4 boys and all of them said they really enjoyed the lesson. . . . I really like the expectation of parental and mentor involvement. We encourage it in our church, but having the resources to support it will be helpful. I am certain that youth will enjoy this curriculum." Sue Trigger, Presbytery of Newton, New Jersey
"Big God Big Questions has been spot-on with Reformed theology, age-appropriate questions, and leadership resources. We love the infographics." Michelle Thomas-Bush, associate pastor, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
"I'm a big fan of BGBQ. I love the constant invitation to invite people from the congregation to join in our classes. The relationships that have been developed, and the deep conversations we've had, have been great." Steven Andrews, Pastor, Parkville Presbyterian Church, Parkville, Missouri
"Great curriculum and very easy to follow. I really like the variety of activities. Confirmands are responding well to writing in the Big Journal and looking up verses in Bible. The mentors coming to class really helps with discussions. They also like the hands-on activities and games." Susan Stackhouse, teacher, First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina
"We just totally reworked our entire confirmation schedule based on the curriculum. I taught the Bible 101 lesson last week at our first meeting and it went really well! I love that it has journals to go with it and a parent/mentor book." Virginia Callegary, First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, Columbia, Maryland