Catechesis is about providing a solid grounding in the gospel for the entirety of the Christian life. In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Dean Belvins shares 3 reasons why the recovery of active catechesis can help the church recover the imperative of Christian discipleship. Catechesis is:
1. Preparation for the full-embrace of the gospel story.
2. Preparation for full participation in the life of the church.
3. Preparation for service and mission to all the world.
If you’re interested in resources for developing catechesis, consider these effective catechisms: The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith by Phil Tallon [VIDEO & BOOK]; 30 Questions: A Short Catechism on the Christian Faith by Timothy Tennent [BOOK]; This We Believe: Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed by Timothy Tennent; Echo: A Catechism for Discipleship in the Ancient Christian Tradition [FLASH CARDS]; Seven Keys to Catechesis in the 21st Century by Timothy Tennent [FREE].