Throughout the history of the Church, catechisms have been used to help believers learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith. Our kids ages 5 through 12 are currently working through the New City Catechism during Sunday School.
In his intro to the curriculum we are using, Tim Keller had this to say about the benefits of catechesis for children…
“… the classic catechisms take students through the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer—a perfect balance of biblical theology, practical ethics, and spiritual experience. Also, the catechetical discipline of memorization drives concepts deeper into the heart and naturally holds students more accountable to master the material than do typical discipleship courses. Finally, the practice of question-answer recitation brings instructors and students into a naturally interactive, dialogical process of learning …http://newcitycatechism.com/introduction-timothy-keller/
We hope to slowly, continually engage our children with questions about
- God, creation and fall, and the law
- Christ, redemption, and grace
- Holy Spirit, restoration, and growing in grace
It is our prayer that through this process, our kids will come to the truth of who God is, what he has done for them, and what he requires of them.
Take a look at some of our recent lessons here: