Key Resources: Confirmation

Our blog post series highlighting some of our favourite resources now available in the ChYP’s Ministry Library continues with a selection of books we hold on Confirmation. Each month will revolve around a different theme, so if you are interested in a particular area of ministry with Children & Young People, let us know for future editions!

All of these resources are free to borrow from the ChYP’s Ministry Library (Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, CT1 1NQ) Email Hannah with any enquiries about resources, to arrange to collect a book, or to arrange a time to browse the library.

Sarah Brush & Phil Greig, Moving Images, Changing Lives: exploring the Christian life and Confirmation with young people through film (CHP, 2011).

Moving Images, Changing Lives
Moving Images, Changing Lives offers an entirely fresh approach to exploring the Christian faith based on popular films available on DVD. Film is one area of popular culture that isn’t afraid of exploring life’s big ideas and big questions. Even comedy or animated films often have powerful and thought-provoking undercurrents, making them ideal springboards for discussion and reflection with young people.”

Pete Maidment & Susie Mapledoram w. Stephen Lake,Reconnecting with Confirmation (CHP, 2011).

Reconnecting with Confirmation
“What is the place of confirmation in the Church of England now that Admission to Communion before Confirmation is widely practised? Is there an ideal age for someone to be confirmed? How can the whole Church be involved in preparing young people for Confirmation? Addressing such timely and pertinent questions, Reconnecting with Confirmation aims to equip clergy, lay church leaders, youth workers and PCCs with a deeper understanding of the origins and theology of Confirmation.”

Mary Hawes: Confirmation Resources on Pinterest

Rev. Mary Hawes, the National Going for Growth (Children and Youth) Advisor has compiled a really useful ‘pinterest’ board on Confirmation. Whether you use pinterest or not this is a great place to start if you are looking for ideas! While you are there make sure to look at the other boards that she has on various other themes. Click on the pinterest logo left of here to go there and remember that this will often be updated and grow so remember to check back.
And finally, click here to go to a blog which lists 100 things your child should know before they start confirmation classes. You may not agree with everything in it, but it is a good place to start discussions!

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