“C” is for Catechism and for Children

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Here are nine good reasons for using a catechism with children:

  1. Catechisms present the Gospel message.
  2. The question-answer format of catechisms engages little children.
  3. Catechisms foster a God-centered curiosity in children.
  4. Catechisms serve as a basic outline of biblical truth.
  5. Catechisms preserve and purify accurate knowledge of biblical truths.
  6. Catechisms form a good foundation for deeper understanding later in life.
  7. Catechisms teach children to pray biblical-grounded prayers.
  8. Catechisms encourage independent Bible use in children.
  9. Catechisms encourage the beginning stages of biblical interpretation.

(From “Catechisms: Using a Sound Tradition to Build a Strong Faith ” by Kevin Feder)

Here are some recommended resources:

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Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

One Response to ““C” is for Catechism and for Children”

  1. Na-Shuang August 20, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    In an ideal world, all Christian parents would bring their children through a Catechism. But such is not the case. It struck me though, as I read what you wrote that the curriculum you have developed for CDG does that job. At my church we have picked out 6 of CDG children’s studies and I’m satisfied that by the end of year 6, we have done the best job we can catechising the children, plugging the holes some parents cannot fill because they are as young in the faith as their children. I thank God for His provision through your work on curriculla and this blog! Thank you for the recommended resources too. I hope I have enough years on this earth to read them all! 🙂 Say hello to the crew at CDG!

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