Catechism Classes

The youth of the church, with God’s help, are taught with boldness because of who our Lord is and what He has instructed us to do: “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Do not be carried about with various and strange doctrines. For it is good that the heart be established by grace, not with foods which have not profited those who have been occupied with them.” (Hebrews 13:8-9)

When?

Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30, during the months of September through April.

Curriculum?

We have laid out a curriculum for instruction that is comprehensive in its coverage of the essentials of the Christian faith. The youth are introduced to the covenantal structure of the Scriptures and the way in which this undergirds our Reformed Confessions, instructed in the way that the Scripture addresses matters of Christian conduct and life in this world, and educated in the history of the church and the development of Reformed theology in response to the challenges the broader church has faced in maintaining faithfulness.

Grade 7 (ages 12-13)

Covenantal Catechism – Book 5 – The Acts, by Donald Van Dyken

Grade 8 (ages 13-14)

Christ’s Living Church: A Journey from Then to Now, by Rev. Ronald Scheuers
(A Course on the Church and the Reformed Faith in History)

Grade 9 (ages 14-15)

Faith of Our Fathers: Studies in the Belgic Confession, by Revs. Bradd L. Nymeyer and Al Bezuyen
(A Course on the Belgic Confession of Faith)

Grade 10 (ages 15-16)

The Doctrines of Grace: Pillars of the Reformed Faith, by Revs. John Bouwers and Ronald Scheuers
(A Course on the Five Solas, the Cannons of Dort, and other Key Reformed Doctrines)

Grades 11 and 12 (ages 16-18)

I Belong, Volume 1 and Volume 2, by J. Visscher
(Alternating volumes every other year–A Course on the Heidelberg Catechism)

Pre-Confession Class

Our pastor will conduct a 12 week preparation course for those who have a heartfelt desire to make a public profession of faith. This course usually runs from November through March. Please speak to or email our pastor if you are interested.