New City Catechism
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What's a catechism?

A catechism is a discipleship or teaching tool. It's the study of biblical doctrine using the practice of question and answer recitation. Catechisms are less individualistic and more communal, and generally provide a group, including children, with foundational biblical theology, practical ethics and a spiritual experience. Catechisms are used to teach both children and adults the essential beliefs of the Christian faith.


New City Catechism

The New City Catechism consists of 52 questions and answers. The easiest way to use this affirmation of Scripture is to memorize one question and answer each week of the year. Because it is intended to stimulate dialogue, it is best to learn the questions and answers as a family unit or in a study group. The New City Catechism is a joint adult and children's catechism is made available through The Gospel Coalition.


The New City Catechism is divided into three parts to make it easier to learn in sections:


Part 1: God, Creation and Fall, Law   (20 questions)

Part 2: Christ, Redemption, Grace   (15 questions)

Part 3: Spirit, Restoration, Growing in Grace   (17 questions)


Resources available in our Resource Center:


FLIP BOOK:   $5.00 

This is a spiral-bound flip book that Includes the 52 questions and answers including a shortened kid’s answer along with the Scripture reference.



Includes the 52 questions and answers including the highlighted kid’s answer along with the Scripture
written out.



A weekly devotional includes the 52 questions and answers, relevant Scripture reading, a short prayer, and
a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors and historical figures.



Web and Mobile app are available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices (free at or on the associated app stores). The app pairs each question and answer with a Scripture reading, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary and historical figures. The app also includes kid-friendly songs designed to help children memorize the entire catechism.


Here's the schedule for 2017-2018:

(Click the link to open the New City Catechism web app. The children's version of the memory verse is in color.)


9/10/2017            QUESTION 1      Blog post on Q1       Memorize: Romans 14:7–8    

"For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s."


9/17/2017            QUESTION 2    Blog post on Q2      Memorize: Isaiah 46:9b-10

"for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose"


9/24/2017            QUESTION 3   Memorize: 2 Corinthians 13:14

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all."


10/1/2017            QUESTION 4   Memorize: Genesis 1:27

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."


10/8/2017            QUESTION 5  Memorize: Genesis 1:31

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day."


10/15/2017         QUESTION 6   Memorize: 1 Corinthians 10:31

"So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."


10/22/2017         QUESTION 7

10/29/2017         QUESTION 8

11/5/2017            QUESTION 9

11/12/2017         QUESTION 10

11/19/2017         QUESTION 11

11/26/2017         QUESTION 12

12/3/2017            QUESTION 13

12/10/2017         QUESTION 14

12/17/2017         QUESTION 15

12/24/2017         QUESTION 16

12/31/2017         QUESTION 17

1/7/2018              QUESTION 18

1/14/2018            QUESTION 19

1/21/2018            QUESTION 20

1/28/2018            QUESTION 21

2/4/2018              QUESTION 22

2/11/2018            QUESTION 23

2/18/2018            QUESTION 24

2/25/2018            QUESTION 25

3/4/2018              QUESTION 26

3/11/2018            QUESTION 27

3/18/2018            QUESTION 28

3/25/2018            QUESTION 29

4/1/2018              QUESTION 30

4/8/2018              QUESTION 31

4/15/2018            QUESTION 32

4/22/2018            QUESTION 33

4/29/2018            QUESTION 34

5/6/2018              QUESTION 35

5/13/2018            QUESTION 36

5/20/2018            QUESTION 37

5/27/2018            QUESTION 38

6/3/2018              QUESTION 39

6/10/2018            QUESTION 40

6/17/2018            QUESTION 41

6/24/2018            QUESTION 42

7/1/2018              QUESTION 43

7/8/2018              QUESTION 44

7/15/2018            QUESTION 45

7/22/2018            QUESTION 46

7/29/2018            QUESTION 47

8/5/2018              QUESTION 48

8/12/2018            QUESTION 49

8/19/2018            QUESTION 50

8/26/2018            QUESTION 51

9/2/2018              QUESTION 52



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