At Cornerstone, we work through the Six Chief Parts of Luther’s Small Catechism as part of our Confirmation instruction. Of course, we’re putting our own digital spin on things to help students connect with the material. We’ve contracted with a graphic designer in Spokane, Washington to make backgrounds for our teaching time that enhance the message. Check out the first drafts:
As I said, this is the first run, but I was so excited to get them. I’ll post the final versions when they’re done, but couldn’t wait to share what we’ve got so far.
Eventually, we hope to publish our Confirmation Curriculum for other churches to use in their Confirmation ministries. We’ve been blessed with enough staff that we can spend time developing quality materials and we want to be a blessing to others as well. We’re well on our way to getting there as we’ve got over half the material done. We’ll finish it off this year and then it’s down to just tweaking and editing to make sure it’s ready to go.
I had the opportunity to send some thoughts to Concordia Publishing House recently through my friend Nicole. As I thought about what they could do better, I’m drawn back to the idea that any curriculum (and almost any teaching resources) I purchase needs to come in digital format. It could come in both print and digital, but digital has to be there. I don’t use anything “out of the box” these days. Everything I use is edited to fit our needs. Simply Youth Ministry does it that way. Others should follow suit.