It is an honor to pass down the faith and see students affirm their baptismal identity. Guided by Truth is a complete confirmation curriculum in a journal format. Confirmands deeply consider their beliefs and better understand how Lutheran theology answers their questions about the Bible, Jesus, the Sacraments, and more—on their own schedules, but with structure and accountability.
It can often be complex to see if students are really understanding the Six Chief Parts of the Christian Doctrine. Some students know what all the “right” answers are, but, digging deeper, they aren’t sure how to apply those answers to their lives. Other students may be quietly confused.
With this confirmation journal, students can work through lessons at their own paces, on their own schedules, and in their own homes. After each unit of lessons, confirmation leaders will give a unit check-in that provides accountability to the self-paced nature and gives an opportunity to make sure confirmands are really getting it.
Space on each page is provided to write down thoughts, prayers, and questions to bring to the confirmation leaders.
Each section of the journal starts with a brief introduction to the topic to be read about. Additional pages have icons, info graphs, and applicable connections.
Data from the Lutheran Youth Poll of 2022 shows that over half of our youth rarely or never read the Bible by themselves. The Read section aims to get students into the Bible on their own.
Questions in the Reflect sections ask users to consider what they believe about God and His plan for their lives.