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PCUSA Confirmation & Membership PowerPoint CD Rom INTRO PACKET


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The An Adventure in Presbyterian Confirmation and Membership CD Rom Intro Packet contains the CD Rom with the PowerPoint Show and the Leader's Guide.  The packet also includes copies of the two Confirmation Workbooks, and the two Adult Membership books.

One of the most widely used resources in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), it reflects recent General Assembly rulings, current church structures, modern Biblical scholarship, and current theological thinking and language use as well as the history of the church, the Presbyterian movement, theology, and polity. And, because of its flexibility and traditional catechetical style, it is being used regularly in hundreds of Presbyterian congregations.

CONFIRMATION AND ADULT MEMBERSHIP TRAINING IN ONE SET OF RESOURCES

The PowerPoint Show and Leader’s Guide for
An Adventure in Presbyterian Confirmation and Membership have been designed to be used with either adults or youth. The two special Confirmation Workbooks, aimed at sixth and seventh grade youth, turn the PowerPoint Show and Leader’s Guide into a highly usable confirmation teaching resource. And, the two Membership Books, aimed at adults and older youth are perfect for regular membership training of transfers and converts.

ORGANIZED FOR FLEXIBILITY

All of the resources — the PowerPoint Show, the Leader’s Guide, the two Confirmation Workbooks, and the two Adult Membership Books — have been designed around thirteen one-hour sessions.

The FIRST HALF of the course focuses on the basic doctrines and Christian history common to virtually all Christians. It features the Doctrines of God, Christ, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Biblical authority plus the historical beginnings of Christianity, Paul, the early church, the medieval church and the Protestant Reformation. This first half of the study uses the My Confirmation Into the Body of Christ book (for confirmaton) and the Membership in the Body of Christ book (for adult membership) in conjunction with the first half of the PowerPoint Show and Leader's Guide.

The SECOND HALF focuses on a detailed history of the Presbyterian movement, Calvin, Knox, the Westminster Assembly, and the migration to Ulster. This is followed by the movement of Presbyterians to America and their impact on the formation of the new nation. Then it features specific Presbyterian emphases such as the unique place of the Bible, the role of the Confessions, the theological principles of the Reformed tradition, the constitutional documents, the courts, local church structures, ordained ministry, social principles, worship and the sacraments, and a final focus on the meaning of confirmation and membership. This second half of the study uses the My Confirmation Into The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) book (for confirmaton) and the Membership in The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) book (for adult membership) in conjunction with the second half of the PowerPoint Show and Leader's Guide.

Because of the way the course is structured, some pastors use the entire program while others use specific segments. Some stretch the thirteen weeks into a full half year while others build a successful six week program around the same basic set of resources.

THE POWERPOINT SHOW

The PowerPoint Show is the basic teaching resource with animated "bullet points" and colorful illustrations of each section for easy teaching and fuller understanding of the material. The 75-frame, multi-color show comes on the CD Rom in both a version (ppt) that can be edited in your own PowerPoint software or in a version (pps) that can be shown without software using the Powerpoint Viewer which is also included on the CD Rom.

THE LEADER’S GUIDE

The Leader’s Guide for An Adventure in Presbyterian Confirmation and Membership (can be printed as often as necessary from the pdf files on the CD Rom) is designed to provide the leader with everything necessary to teach the course without additional resources. It is designed to be printed as a 190 8 1/2” x 11” looseleaf book for easy notebook filing and distribution of sections to additional teachers. Every PowerPoint frame is clearly illustrated in the Leader’s Guide and substantive back-up information is provided for every line of text in the PowerPoint Show. Additional helps for encouraging discussion and supplementing the basic material are provided for every section.

THE CONFIRMATION WORKBOOKS

There are two confirmation workbooks -- My Confirmation Into the Body of Christ and My Confirmation Into The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Both are in 8 1/2 x 11” format with critical textual material, illustrations, photographs, and workbook exercises for virtually every section. Aimed at sixth and seventh grade youth, they are easy to understand and provide a take-home learning tool for continuity. The first book, My Confirmation Into the Body of Christ, focuses on the doctrines and Christian history common to all Christians and the second book, My Confirmation Into The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), focuses on the history, doctrines, and structure of Presbyterianism with special emphasis on the meaning of confirmation and church membership.

THE MEMBERSHIP BOOKS

The adult books, Membership in the Body of Christ and Membership in The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) follow the same divisions as the confirmand workbooks but are aimed at adults and older youth with more text, fewer pictures, and no workbook exercises.

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