When we develop the character of our children, we mark their souls morally and ethically. This parenting involves ploughing and planting the Word of God in them. One tool God provides for this is the catechism. The catechism provides children with solid, thorough knowledge in today’s confusing world. It gives a workable framework within which we can live.
Should parents who do not send their children to catechism classes be disciplined? The author shows that this has been a conviction in the history of the Reformed Churches. He shows the need for catechism and the benefits it has for the church. The author maintains that instruction in the Heidelberg Catechism is linked to the promise parents make to their children at their baptism.
Catechism teaching is under threat in many churches. This article shows that catechism is important for the formation of children as they grow in their knowledge of God. This article discusses how we can continue to develop and improve our ways of teaching the catechism.
Catechism teaching is under threat in many churches. This article shows that catechism is important for the formation of children as they grow in their knowledge of God. It is essential for the preservation of doctrine and is a suitable means to teach the word of God in a systematic way. Methodology for teaching the catechism is also discussed in order that God’s word may be taught and applied rightly.
Catechism teaching is under threat in many churches. This article shows that the church's instruction of the youth has always been the practice of God's people. Tracing this practice through the Old and New Testament, the early church, and the Reformation, the author encourages the church to continue in this practice.
Postmodernism has had an effect on youth ministry. The author of this article calls for new ways of reaching out to young people and of doing youth ministry. The focus of this article is on the concepts of individuality and community, death of absolute truth and metanarrative, and how the church can counter this in youth ministry.
This article introduces five books that are particularly useful for youth ministry.