Faith Questions mini-courses respond to real faith questions posed by Presbyterian youth from across the denomination. Each study encourages young people to look to Scripture, as well as our faith traditions, in relevant and responsive ways. Written with older youth in mind, this curriculum is easily adaptable for broadly graded youth programs.
Each Leader's Guide contains a four- or six-week exploration of a topic with multiple faith questions. Movie, music, media, and other technologies are suggested throughout the curriculum to supplement the lessons. Downloadable resources for leaders are available as well. A coffeehouse version is also offered online, free of charge, with the purchase of a Leader's Guide.
Have you ever thought about using FQ for your confirmation class? Many of the Faith Questions studies are geared nicely for confirmation.
Start with Bible to lay a solid foundation about how we come to understand God. Then, explore the Trinity (God, Jesus, Holy Spirit) before moving into Being Presbyterian to learn about what it means to be a Presbyterian-flavored Christian. Follow this up with Church to talk about what it means to be a church member before they join the church.
God's Creation and Forgiveness are great to do at the end of the experience or immediately after the participants are confirmed. Both of these studies explore Christian practices, which would be great for new church members. Called is also suggested, as it explores God's claim on our lives and vocations.
Samples from Faith Questions: God
For Earth Day: sample from Faith Questions: God's Creation
670503– God’s Creation
670504– Being Presbyterian
670505– The Bible
670506– Jesus Christ
670508– Holy Spirit
670809– Heaven and Hell
680501– Old Testament
680503– Deep and Wide
680504– Reformed Theology
680508– Christianity and ...
680509– New Testament
690501– End Times
690503– Faith and Science
In the works...
690511- Understanding the Bible
“What a concept! Starting with real questions by real youth, this great curriculum helps students find answers in scripture and our confessional heritage. Not only is it thoroughly Reformed, but the learning activities reflect the best in teaching practices, making use of multiple intelligences.”
—Mary Marcotte, Certified Christian Educator, Presbytery of New Covenant, Houston, Texas
"I like Faith Questions because we talk about questions that we actually have, even the really tough ones."
—Thomas, eleventh-grader, Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky