United Methodist Curricula Checklist
By Scott Hughes
The following checklist is presented to provide basic doctrinal and practical guidance in evaluating curricula. This checklist is a suggestive way to assess curricula for various church audiences.
Even if a resource or curricula meets all the following criteria from the checklist, it does not guarantee effective facilitation. This checklist cannot replace the need for training of leaders and facilitators.
The curricula should not be automatically rejected if it doesn’t meet all the criteria on the checklist. This resource is intended to give leaders flexibility and implementation of curricula to their audience and ministry context. Finally, all curricula should be supplemented and taught in a way that is more in line with basic United Methodist doctrine and practice.
Scott Hughes is the Executive Director of Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship, Elder in the North Georgia Conference, M.Div. Asbury Theological Seminary, D. Min. Southern Methodist University, co-host of the Small Groups in the Wesleyan Way podcast, creator of the Courageous Conversations project, and facilitator of the How to Start Small Groups teaching series.