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"Teach what accords with sound doctrine."

Titus 2:1b (ESV)

Why a Catechism?

Catechisms have longed been in the church throughout history to teach people core beliefs and practices of the faith. While many today associate the word "catechism" with the Roman Catholic Church, catechisms have longed been used among Protestant churches. Catechisms have been used by Baptist, Presbyterian, Reformed, and  Lutheran churches among others. It is a simple and effective means to learn the core of the Christian faith.

A catechism is typically in the form of a question/answer format where a key question about the faith is asked and the answer to that question is given. This makes it easy to be able to learn answers to key questions and even memorize them. This is especially true among  children who often remember the questions and answers throughout their life when they memorize them in their childhood.

For more history on the use of catechisms, read Jeff Robinson's article "Teach your kids a catechism. Here’s why."

Which Catechism?

At The Hills Church we encourage new believers, parents with their children, and those who want to get familiar with core doctrines of the faith to use the New City Catechism. This catechism is formatted in 52 questions and answers, making it easy to go through over a 52-week period. This makes it great as a family devotional or a way to join others together on a weekly basis to study and memorize core doctrines of the Christian faith.

Helpful Print & Online Resources

There are also many useful and easily accessible resources for the New City Catechism including...