Churches pay a one-time licensing fee for the use of Confirm not Conform for each congregation. With that fee, you receive a key to access downloadable files for all sessions and supplemental materials. You can make as many copies as you wish and use them as many times as you wish in your congregation. You may not, however, share this program with other congregations. (Your End User License Agreement will provide further guidance on permitted uses.) The licensing fee is based on Average Sunday Attendance, and starts at $149.
Need more options?
If you're interested in multiple programs (e.g. multiple congregations in different denominations) or are looking for a license to cover your diocese, presbytery, synod, or region, please just ask via info[at]confirmnotconfirm[dot]com or (707) 789-1262.
Why do you price it this way?
We know how unpredictable and variable confirmation program participation can be year to year. As a result, there is a one-time cost for CnC and that’s it. Once you’ve purchased CnC, your congregation may use the program as long as desired at no additional cost. The one-time licensing fee for CnC is on a sliding scale based on your congregation’s average Sunday attendance to keep it within your budget.
"But Confirm not Conform Seems Expensive!"
We strongly believe that Confirm not Conform provides you with excellent value for the price, for a number of reasons. On a strictly financial basis, if one additional pledging family joins, or one pledging family remains involved in your congregation as a result of their participation in Confirm not Conform (something we have found to be the case), the program will almost certainly pay for itself in the first year.
“But I can write my own confirmation program for free.” We’ve been there. That’s why CnC was created, because we couldn’t find a program that we liked. But how much is your time worth? And what else are you not able to do because you are developing a curriculum in between sermon prep and session meetings?
Your time isn’t free. So is it worth $15 dollars an hour? $20? $25? How many hours would it take you to prepare 20 sessions and a weekend retreat? We believe your time is valuable, and we know that developing a good confirmation program takes a lot of time. But beyond the financial bottom line, here are the other reasons we believe Confirm not Conform gives you value for your church’s dollars:
It’s effective! If you buy a confirmation program that does not engage youth in meaningful questions of faith, then how is that worth the price? Over and over we have heard from congregations that youth become engaged in their faith and active members of their congregations. Your whole congregation also becomes engaged in the process, from teachers to mentors to parents to church leadership. Confirm not Conform actually makes a difference.
It’s reusable. When you purchase a license for your congregation, you can use it over within your congregation and over at no additional cost. You can print as many copies as you like for yourself or others leading the program. And you can use it for activities and events within your congregation beyond confirmation, such as retreats, intergenerational events, or special programs.
It’s adaptable. You can use CnC right out of the box as written, or make changes to suit your congregation and circumstances. You can use all of the sessions, or pick and choose depending on what you need. Because everything you need to lead a session is spelled out in detail, it can be led by clergy or laypeople. No advanced degrees in theology are required.
There are real people available to support you. We at Confirm not Conform are more than happy to give you assistance if you have any questions or concerns. You are welcome to contact us at any time at info[at]confirmnotconfirm[dot]com or (707) 789-1262.