This article explains that while visitation in the congregation is first of all a task of the office-bearers, it is by no means a task limited to them. The congregation as a whole shares this calling, in the office of all believers. The author outlines key elements that need to characterize a house visit, whether done by office-bearers or members in general.
The Heidelberg Catechism was written primarily as a textbook for the church, with a focus on the youth. This looks at the role of Scripture in the Catechism, the method of the Catechism, and its place in the church. Then it discusses a role that the Catechism should play in the church today in preaching and catechesis.