Catechesis and Church

Should catechism instruction (catechesis) be something left merely to the minister? This article shows how the church in the time of the Reformation well understood that the education of the youth of the church was an event in which the church as a whole was involved. The author provides a sample catechism service, and then also suggestions as to how to make catechism teaching prominent in the members' minds.

Baptism, Profession of Faith, Lord’s Supper

Young people are ready to make profession of faith when they come to the conclusion that the doctrine of the church is in agreement with God's word. This way of thinking has a bearing on the way catechism is taught. Catechism classes ought to embrace the three forms of unity as expressing the doctrine taught by the church. This article also explores the link between baptism, profession of faith and the Lord's Supper.