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Colaborate Presbyterian Confirmation

Colaborate Presbyterian Confirmation

Inspiring, Resilient Faith

Students explore what it means to be Presbyterian and how to live out their confirmation promises.

Colaborate Presbyterian Confirmation

Scope and Sequence

See the sessions in Colaborate: Presbyterian Confirmation in the grid below,
or by downloading the full Scope and Sequence.

Weclome to Confirmation
I thought faith was personal. So I don't understand why I have to do this in front of the whole church.
The Beginnings
I don't understand what makes Presbyterian unique.
Reformed and Always Reforming
The church is old fashioned and never changes.
The Sovereignty of God
Is God in control of all things?
Sin and Human Nature
I don't know what's sin and what's not.
Jesus is Lord
If Jesus is Lord, does that mean I'm not in charge of my life?
Jesus is Savior
I don't know what Jesus is saving us from.
Word and Response
I don't know what to do with the Bible.
Book of Confessions
I don't know what my church believes.
Statements of Faith...So Far
I don't know what I believe.
There are too many rules in this church.
The Sacraments
Of all the things we do in church, I don't understand what makes baptism and communion so special.
I don't understand what's happening in worship.
A Life of Faith
I know a lot about God. Now what?
Welcome to the Church
Confirmation seems like graduation from church.
Colaborate Presbyterian

An opening infographic sets up the tension for the lesson, explicitly unpacking and engaging students’ assumptions and past knowledge. After students work through the first page, they'll watch a short animated video that heightens the tension through hyperbole, stereotypes, and misinformation. It is intentionally—
and age-appropriately—provocative
to build interest and get students thinking about the topic.

The center spread of the lesson equips students to work through the tension created on page one. It features an infographic that presents content in a memorable and visually powerful way, incorporating Bible passages and Presbyterian history to help give students a stronger sense of the theology and doctrine behind each lesson. Students are invited to interact with the content by drawing, asking and answering questions, and sharing their ideas with a partner or the group.

The final page of each lesson solidifies the concepts through two activities—an individual writing activity and a more active group project. No pipe cleaners? No problem. Every project in Colaborate can be done with materials you have on hand—paper, pencils, tape, scissors. You’d be surprised how much stuff you can create with just these simple supplies. These activities give students opportunities to articulate what they’ve discovered, share their thoughts with others, and engage with the broader church community.

Why choose Colaborate: Presbyterian Confirmation?

Problem-Based Learning helps students answer the question, "So what?"

Problem-based learning allows students to discover for themselves the ways the doctrines, traditions, and beliefs of their faith are relevant to their lives. This style of learning compels them to search out meaningful answers that will be integral in their faith formation.

Students are ready for more.

Colaborate: Presbyterian Confirmation provides a depth and breadth of lessons central to your students’ journey through confirmation. In addition to fifteen Presbyterian–specific lessons that echo the confirmation liturgy, the curriculum also includes thirty lessons on the Bible so students can connect the rich history and organizational structure of the Presbyterian church with its biblical foundations.

The depth you want with the support you need.

The accompanying Leader Guide is clear and intuitive, making it easy for any leader to understand and facilitate a lesson. It includes Bible verses, an extensive theological and historical background, and practical support to guide each lesson, turning confirmation into a time of rich engagement with your students.

Colaborate was created by Presbyterian theologians, pastors, and youth practitioners who know the Bible, Presbyterian history and doctrine, and young people.

This team worked together to combine theological depth with thought–provoking questions, surprising insights, and punchy graphics that will spark conversation and capture the imagination of your students.

Flexible curriculum lets leaders decide the order of the lessons and the focus of the content.

Whether your confirmation program runs for a full year, six months, or a weekend, Colaborate: Presbyterian Confirmation gives you countless options for customizing the length and focus of the lessons.

Colaborate changes the way students think about confirmation.

Students want their faith to matter, and they want it to last. By encouraging questions and taking an honest look at Christianity and what it means to be Presbyterian, Colaborate moves them onto a path of growth and discovery that will help them build a faith that stays with them long after they complete confirmation.

See samples or pre-order Colaborate: Presbyterian today!

What people say about Colaborate

I have been a pastor for 14 years, using various curricula, and this was the first time that the room was just buzzing with questions and excitement. As my students said, "It was so much fun!"

Gail, pastor, WA

I like that this isn’t just a leader asking questions. It’s interesting and interactive and gets you thinking about what you believe.

Isaac, age 13, MN

I really like the engaging format of the curriculum and that it is student driven, instead of lecture-based.

Chad, youth pastor, OH

The format of questioning and problem solving issues helps students learn more about God and the church. I also like all of the support for the leader in guiding the class.

Beth, volunteer, WI

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