Confirm not conform is a confirmation program that celebrates questions and choices. It provides a safe place for people to explore the breadth of the Christian tradition, to ask questions and express their doubts, and to discover what they truly believe.
The Lutheran version of the program covers:
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION TO CONFIRM NOT CONFORM
Introduces the premises of the Confirm not Conform program and establishes group expectations.
SESSION 2: WHERE DO YOU STAND: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WHOM
Explores where youth are starting from and what they currently believe.
SESSION 3: WHERE DO YOU STAND: MEET YOUR MENTOR
Establishes the mentor/youth relationship. Mentors attend this session.
SESSION 4: HERETICS R US
Discovers how heretics through the ages have shaped our faith today.
SESSION 5: SCRIPTURE: A MAD DASH THROUGH A GOOD BOOK
An overview of the Bible and how it is put together.
SESSION 6: TEACH US TO PRAY: THE LORD’S PRAYER
Closely examines several versions of the Lord’s Prayer, followed by a Prayer Lab where youth can
explore different ways to pray.
SESSION 7: TRADITION: THE NICENE CREED
Presents the history of the church up through the writing of the Nicene Creed. Youth are invited to
define the meanings of some basic concepts of faith.
SESSION 8: TRADITION: CHURCH HISTORY CONTINUED
Youth develop a creed through the Council of CnC. A brief presentation of the history of the
church through the 1700s.
SESSION 9: FAITH IN ACTION: PAIN TO POWER
Explores how God helps us transform the pain in our lives into the very power we need to
transform the world. Mentors attend this session.
SESSION 10: FAITH IN ACTION: HOW WE CAN HELP
Examines those things that can help others, those things that don’t, and why we help others at all.
SESSION 11: FAITH IN ACTION: THE ISSUE OF POWER
Focuses on the role that power plays in living out our call to be Christ’s body in the world.
SESSION 12: SCRIPTURE: THE BIBLE BY HEART
Youth learn to use a concordance to help them select a passage of Scripture to memorize. Mentors
attend this session.
SESSION 13: TRADITION: OUR NECK OF THE WOODS
An overview and exploration of the history and beliefs of the Lutheran Church.
SESSION 14: TEACH US TO PRAY: THE SACRAMENTS
Discusses the meaning of the sacraments in the Lutheran Church.
SESSION 15: TRADITION: THE CHURCH THROUGH THE YEAR
Explores the seasons of the church year and examines some of the materials used in worship.
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SESSION 16: TRADITION: THE PRIESTHOOD OF ALL BELIEVERS
Discusses how all who are baptized are ministers in the church, and how the church sometimes
sends mixed messages about that.
SESSION 17: WORLD COUNCIL OF RELIGIONS
Explores the basic tenets of other major world religions.
SESSION 18: WHERE DO YOU STAND: THE POWER TO CHOOSE
Revisits the statements of faith youth looked at in Session 2 and explores how they have changed
over the course of the program. Mentors attend this session.
SESSION 19: FAITH IN ACTION: MAY WE PRESENT
Helps youth design a presentation for the church council about their service project. This session
is held the week before the group meets with the church council.
SESSION 20: WHERE DO YOU STAND: WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?
An evaluation of the program and brainstorming about youth’s ongoing ministry in the church and
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