Catechism Class

Sundays at 9:00 AM

Children’s classrooms are also open during this hour.

Resurrection South Austin has an ongoing rhythm of learning and growth throughout the year. We are committed to deepening our understanding of God and his self-revelation in Jesus Christ through the study scripture, theology, and history. Together we work through the Anglican catechism, a simple, easy to understand, Q&A format of learning the essentials of Christian belief. You're invited to grow with us! 

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Class Resources


Confirmation

If you are preparing for confirmation, please fill out the following questionnaire.


The Catechism Course Schedule

Part I: Welcome

 

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Membership

  • Life Together in the Goodness of God

  • Practicing our Faith

The Gospel

  • Jesus Christ

  • Salvation

Identity

  • The Anglican Tradition


Part II: Shape

 

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Believing In Christ

  • The Apostles Creed

  • Reading the Bible

  • The Church & Sacraments

  • The Lord's Prayer


Part III: Send

 

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Belonging to Christ

  • The Kingdom of God

  • The Christian Liturgy

  • The Ten Commandments

  • Mission & Evangelism


Our approach to Spiritual formation

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Welcome

  • Presence in our Neighborhood

  • Culture of Hospitality

  • Open Table Groups

  • Hearing the Gospel

  • Invitation to Worship

Shape

  • Receiving the Sacraments

  • Studying the Scriptures

  • Catechesis

  • Hearing Sermons

  • Learning to Pray

  • Feast Days & Parties

  • Spirit-filled Worship

Sending

  • Care for the Poor

  • Racial Reconciliation

  • Hospitable Evangelism

  • Making Disciples

  • Cultivating Vocation


What is Catechism?

Two thousand years ago in Israel, the man who is God incarnate, Jesus of Nazareth, led his followers into a life-giving relationship with himself and his divine Father, and was executed for being a revolutionary. Risen from the dead, he charged his followers to make disciples throughout the whole world, promising that he would be with them and equipping them for their mission with his Holy Spirit. The New Testament presents the essential witness and teaching of Jesus’ first emissaries, the Apostles, who proclaimed his truth with his authority. The faith of Christians today, as in every age, is shaped and defined by this apostolic account of Jesus Christ.

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Within a century of Jesus’ earthly ministry, Christian congregations could be found from Spain to Persia, and from North Africa to Britain. By this time, the catechumenate for would-be Christians (from the Greek katecheo: “to instruct” – a period of 1-3 years’ instruction leading to baptism at Easter) had become established Christian practice. This pattern of Christian disciple-making continued for some centuries before falling into disuse, as nominal Christianity increasingly became a universal aspect of Western culture.

The Reformation era saw a vigorous renewal of catechesis (instruction within the catechumenate) for both adults and children among both Protestants and Catholics. But catechesis has been in serious decline since the eighteenth century, and much of the discipline of discipling has been abandoned altogether in today’s churches. As such, this catechism attempts to be a missional means by which God may bring about both conversion to Christ and formation in Christ.

(Adapted from the introduction by J.I. Packer to To Be A Christian: An Anglican Catechism)