A Uniquely Quaker Curriculum


Introduction

As Quakers, we have no creed. But we do have queries. We learn. We listen in the silence. We discern. We have an inspirational and instructive history, but also an emphasis on the eternal value of the present time. We recognize that of God in ourselves and others. It can be quite a lot to take in. Yet our young people are the future of our Meetings and of Quakerism, so in an effort to help guide them we developed this Quaker Affirmation Course.   

Usage

The materials below are provided without representations or warranties of any kind.  If you have questions or concerns about any of these materials, please contact us at office@indyfriends.org.  We first used this in our own Meeting, and now we offer it as a free download for all.  We welcome any donations you would like to make to this project. Please make a check payable to: Indianapolis First Friends Meeting, 3030 Kessler Boulevard East Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Who it’s for

Any Quaker Meeting or Church. The program is designed for middle and high-school students, but it can instruct and enliven Friends of any age. This curriculum was envisioned, created, and developed as a way to guide and educate young Friends in their Quaker faith, similar to Confirmation Classes or Bar/Bat Mitzvah studies found in other faiths.

How it works

Through discussions and activities, this 10-month curriculum takes students on a journey of exploration through Quaker History, the testimonies, the different methods that Quakers use to discern God’s voice, Quaker theology, Quaker artists and changemakers, how Quakerism compares to other religions, as well as their own developing beliefs and spirituality.


Required Downloads

Students should use the Student Manual below.  Teachers should download the Teacher Manual (which also includes the Student Manual materials), as well as the Presentation Materials (for display during classes).  Use left click to view, and right click to download. The PDFs are designed for two-sided printing, including blank pages.