So I got this interesting piece of material in the mail today with a sampler from SparkHouse. It has 2 sample video lessons with a small sample of a workbook.
This curriculum is geared towards 7th-8th grade students and is geared towards the confirmation type of service for students.
Here’s a sample of one of the video lessons:
I think the graphics and content of the 2 video lessons that I saw were pretty awesome. Especially for preteen ministry. I’m thinking my 5th and 6th graders would eat those videos up. They are humorous and are filled with great content aimed towards answering some of the questions that students have about faith.
The activities in the sample seemed to miss the mark a bit. Thumb wars and graffiti wall could be accomplished outside of the material provided and would fit better in a younger context. However, there was a cool activity that could apply to that age group called tower races. It seemed to match well with the content and I know my students would get into that.
Would this work for a Sunday morning in our context? Definitely not. But, if you do a more small group centric midweek program, then this could work effectively in that environment as well.However, if you have a class set aside for Confirmation or basics of faith class, then this is something I would definitely check out for 4th-6th graders.
I feel like the price point is right on as well. DVD with 40 sessions for $50 I think is a great deal.
You can find out more about the re:form confirmation curriculum on the SparkHouse website.
Or check out some sample vids on their youtube page.
Have you checked out re:form? What do you think of their stuff?