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re:form

Empower youth to explore faith

Why choose re:form?

  • A workbook like no other

    Anti-Workbooks encourage active learning with room to explore, journal, doodle, paste photos, and build faith.

  • Multiple applications

    re:form is for confirmation. It’s for retreats. It’s for new member courses. It’s for any moment that affirms and strengthens faith.

  • Videos speak to teens

    An animated short video begins each session with a blend of hilarity and solid theology.

  • Flexibility to make it yours

    Add re:form Traditions: Lutheran and re:form Ancestors to fit the needs of your confirmation or youth ministry programs.

How it works

Sessions follow a three-part sequence: Encounter, Engage, and Respond. Youth watch an animated video, join in creative activities, and share thoughts and ideas about the session’s question.

Session resources are available as a complete curriculum, in bundles, or as digital lessons.

Anti-Workbooks

The centerpiece of the re:form curriculum.

"I think this curriculum will really help “reform” our paradigms, not only of the Bible and Christianity, but of life. I wish all youth, and actually a lot of adults, could experience re:form."
Seth , Wisconsin
"The Anti-Workbooks are amazing. My youth loved confirmation class last year, and are still coming to church largely because of the videos that presented faith questions in thoughtful, fun, and creative ways."
Wanda , pastor, Pennsylvania
"re:form totally gets youth. Thanks for making such a great curriculum that is both on their level and challenging. It’s rowdy, and messy, and loud, and they are totally into it."
Sarah , Georgia

Scope and sequence

Lessons tackle 40 questions about the Bible, creed, disciples, Jesus, other beliefs, and hot topics. Download the full scope and sequence.

  • Bible
  • Creed
  • Discipleship
  • Jesus
  • Other Beliefs
  • Tough Questions
Who wrote the Bible, God or humans?
2 Timothy 3:16
Is the Bible true?
John 8:32; 18:37-38
Why does the Bible contradict itself at times?
John 20:30-31
Is the New Testament more important than the Old Testament?
Matthew 5:17
Why are there so many versions of the Bible?
John 8:31-32; 2 Peter 3:14-16
Can it be proven that
God exists?
Matthew 18:20; 1 John 4:7
Is God male?
Genesis 1:26a, 27; Isaiah 66:13; Matthew 23:37
How can God be
“three-in-one”?
John 14:11a
Does God still create stuff today?
Genesis 2:1-3
Am I really supposed to believe Mary
was a virgin?
Isaiah 7:14
Why did Jesus go to hell?
Romans 8:38-39;
1 Peter 3:18-20
Is the Holy Spirit a person or wind or fire
or what?
Genesis 1:1; John 3:8
Why do we say we believe in “the holy catholic church” if
we’re not Catholic?
John 17:20-23
Do cremated people
go to heaven?
John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:20-25
Why should I follow Jesus; can’t I just say I believe in him?
Matthew 4:18-20
Why should I pray when God doesn’t answer all my prayers?
1 Thessalonians 5:17
Why should I pray the Lord’s Prayer when it feels like I’m just going through the motions?
Matthew 6:7, 9-13
Can someone lose their salvation?
Romans 8:38-39
Can I be a Christian without going to church?
Acts 2:43-47
Was Jesus of Nazareth God?
John 14:7; Colossians 1:15a
Did Jesus know
he was God?
Matthew 4:1; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Colossians 2:9
If Jesus was God, why did he have to die?
Romans 8:10-11;
Philippians 2:5-11
Do I have to believe Jesus performed miracles in order to be a Christian?
John 14:11; Revelation 21:3-4
Why did Jesus get baptized?
Mark 1:9-11; Acts 19:4-5; Ephesians 4:4-6
Is believing in Jesus really the only way to get to heaven?
John 3:5-6; 14:6; Romans 10:9
If there is only one God, why are there so many different religions?
Leviticus 19:9-10;
Romans 12:13
Why do Christians believe Christianity is the best religion?
1 Corinthians 15:13-14; Philippians 2:5-11
Why are there so many different Christian churches?
John 17:20-23; Acts 2:43-47
Is it a sin to think
about sex?
Song of Solomon 1:2
How do I stop doing things I know I
shouldn’t do?
Luke 4:1-2a; Romans 7:15-20
Is divorce a sin?
Mark 10:10-12;
1 Corinthians 7:10-11
What does it mean to be “born again”?
John 3:1-10; Revelation 21:5a
What if my friends aren’t Christian?
Galatians 3:28
Is it okay to be
angry at God?
Job 15:12-13; Mark 15:33
Did God create the devil?
Luke 10:17-20
Can you accept the theory of evolution and still be a Christian?
Psalm 19:1-4
Why does God let bad things happen?
Romans 8:28
Can I do something bad enough to make God
stop loving me?
Psalm 136:1-3; Luke 15:20
Does Revelation really describe how the world will end?
Revelation 1:8
What does God think about war?
Isaiah 2:4; Revelation 21:3-4
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