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    Blog post on Q3     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    Blog post on Q4     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    Blog post on Q5    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   Blog post on Q6    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    Blog post on Q7    Memorize: Matthew 22:37-40

"And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.'"


10/29/2017         QUESTION 8    Blog post on Q8    Memorize: Exodus 20:3

"You shall have no other gods before me."


11/5/2017           QUESTION 9    Blog post on Q9    Memorize: Deuteronomy 6:13-14

"It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you"


11/12/2017         QUESTION 10    Blog post on Q10    Memorize: Leviticus 19:3

"Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the Lord your God."


11/19/2017         QUESTION 11    Blog post on Q11    Memorize: Romans 13:9

"For the commandments, 'You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,' and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'”


11/26/2017         QUESTION 12    Blog post on Q12    Memorize: James 2:8

"If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself,' you are doing well."


12/3/2017           QUESTION 13    Blog post on Q13    Memorize: Romans 3:10-12

"as it is written: 'None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God.  All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.'


12/10/2017         QUESTION 14    Blog post on Q14   Memorize: Romans 5:12

"Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned"


12/17/2017         QUESTION 15     Blog post on Q15    Memorize: Romans 3:20

"For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin."


12/24/2017         QUESTION 16    Blog post on Q16    Memorize: 1 John 3:4

"Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness."

12/31/2017         QUESTION 17    Blog Post on Q17    Memorize: Romans 1:25

"because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen."


1/7/2018              QUESTION 18    Blog post on Q18    Memorize: Romans 1:18

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth."


1/14/2018            QUESTION 19    Blog post on Q19    Memorize: Isaiah 53:5

"But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed."


1/21/2018            QUESTION 20    Blog post on Q20 Memorize: 1 Timothy 2:5

"For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus"


1/28/2018            QUESTION 21     Memorize: Isaiah 9:6

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."


2/4/2018              QUESTION 22     Memorize: Hebrews 2:17

"Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people."


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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