Disability Ministries Committee of the United Methodist Church

Faith development in green letters with a series of four progressively larger trees growing in sequence.

Faith Development and Confirmation Curriculum
for Teens and Adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

This faith development and confirmation series engages and prepares people of all abilities to participate in worship and church life. This series is intended for classes for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It can also be used to supplement materials in typical student classes which are written at a functional reading level. The lessons include songs from the United Methodist Hymnal, videos, Bible verses, discussion, prayer, and hands-on activities.

You are invited to use these lessons in your church setting, to help Christians relate to others at church, home, work, school, and the community.

These lessons can be used in any order; the numbers are simply suggesting a typical sequence. Local needs should take priority. For example, at one congregation, when the pastor asked that members become communion servers, teachers used the communion lesson a week prior to starting the monthly communion serving.

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There may be revisions from time to time, so please check for updates.
The Committee thanks the authors for making United Methodist beliefs accessible in this format.
This series was funded by the General Board of Global Ministries.

We also have a list of faith development resources for I/DD students from a variety of publishers. Microsoft Word