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A curriculum is a set of courses and resources for use in an educational setting.
From the Latin, currere, it is a course to be run, through which a learner can grow in knowledge.


Curriculum Charts

The following charts list curricula from a variety of denominations and publishers. The charts provide an overview of each curriculum, including the format, cost, overall goal, content, and teacher support.

Children Chart

Children’s Curriculum Chart
(ages 0-12) updated April 2014

Youth chart

Youth Curriculum Chart
(ages 13-18) updated October 2014

Adult Chart

Adult Curriculum Chart
(18 and over) updated October 2014


Confirmation Curriculum Chart
Multiple denominations; updated 2011

Episcopal Confirmation Resources updated 2009


How to Choose a Curriculum

Step 1: Understand the five basic types of Christian Formation curricula.

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Step 2: Obtain samples and begin evaluating a curriculum. Remember that resource centers often have copies of curricula for previewing. Use the following best-practice guides for the evaluation process.

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Step 3: Consider what curricula other churches are using for formation.

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2013 Survey on Curriculum Use
Offers finding on use of curricula for children, youth, and adults

2010 Survey
Same as above, from 2010



How to Create an Adult Formation Plan

Check out this presentation that explains the background, statistics, goals, and options for adult formation: The Adult Education Menu



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