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re:form Traditions

Denomination-specific history and theological framework that speak to youth

Why choose re:form Traditions?

  • Explore questions specific to their faith tradition

    Focus on four key questions central to youth’s faith tradition—helping them gain a deeper understanding of their tradition’s history and why it matters today.

  • Encourage hands-on learning

    Use the re:form Traditions Anti-Workbook, offered for Lutheran, Methodist, and Reformed, to give youth a chance to interact through doodling, journaling, and illustrating to help them build faith.

  • Use it to fit your context

    Affirm and strengthen faith in whatever context makes sense for your youth and your program—whether it’s confirmation, youth group retreats, or even new member courses.

  • Make it easy for your leaders

    Prepare your leaders with re:form’s leader guides, which make preparation easy, no matter their experience level.

How it works

Each re:form session follows a three-part sequence:

  • Encounter – Gather your youth together to watch a hilarious animated video (we promise it’ll make them laugh!)
  • Engage – Tap into their creativity for activities like doodling, constructing, and journaling that help them dig deeper into their faith
  • Respond – Share thoughts and ideas about the session’s question

Scope and sequence

Four sessions focused on questions about Lutheran history, beliefs, and practices. Download the full scope and sequence.

Did Martin Luther really call the Pope the Anti-Christ?
Romans 7:19; Ephesians 2:8-9
How can Lutherans believe in “grace alone” if they also believe in “faith alone” and “Scripture alone”?
Romans 5:1-2
Do I have to memorize the Small Catechism to be Lutheran?
Deuteronomy 6:3-9
What’s a synod and why are there so many different ones?
John 17:18-23
Did the Methodist church really start because of some holier-than-thou teenagers?
1 Peter 1:14b-16
What the heck is prevenient grace and do I have to learn geometry to be Methodist?
Ephesians 2:8-9; Revelation 3:20
If a Methodist sings out of tune, does it mean they’re not perfect?
Matthew 25:31-46
What actually happens when Methodists are on a mission?
Luke 4:18-21; John 20:21
Was the Reformed tradition really started by a control freak?
Isaiah 43:11-13
If God has already predestined me to heaven or hell, why does it matter what I do?
Ephesians 1:3-14
What’s so great about doing things decently andin order?
Luke 10:25-28; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-14
Are we reformed or reforming?
1 Kings 19:11-13; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 13:8
“Through the humor of re:form, my youth learned about the serious parts of the Bible and our tradition. The fact that it didn’t always give answers led to some of the best discussions we’ve had!”
Tura Gillespie , Beverley Hills Community United Methodist Church

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