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

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

Adult Curriculum Chart (18 and over) updated October 2014

Confirmation Curriculum Chart

Episcopal Confirmation Resources updated 2009

 

How to Choose a Curriculum

How do you select the curriculum which will be a good fit for your setting? The following steps and articles will help.

Step 1: Understand the five basic types of Christian Formation curricula. For an overview article that describes all five types, check out: Approaches to faith formation

1. Lectionary-based

2. Montessori-based

3. Story-based

4. Rotation Model

5. Thematic-based (see overview article above)

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.

How to evaluate curriculum

Selecting a curriculum that’s right for your church

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

2013 Survey – Offers finding on use of curricula for children, youth, and adults.

2010 Survey – Same as above

 

How to Create an Adult Formation Plan

The following presentation explains background, statistics, goals, and options for adult formation:

The Adult Education Menu

 


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