In Matthew 28:19-20, the Lord Jesus Christ said that we’re not only to baptize people, we’re also to teach them how to be followers of Christ. In obedience to that call, we have a practice of teaching the youth of the church in the context of a Bible class we call “catechism.” As a guide, we use the Heidelberg Catechism, a summary of the basic teachings of the Bible, the gospel, and how to live a thankful life to the praise of God.
The youth of the church start attending the weekly catechism classes when they are about 12 or 13 years old. Usually the pastor teaches the classes. The goal is to bring the youth of the church to a point where they can make a public profession of faith. By way of such a profession, they go on public record that they want to be followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that they will use the gifts and talents God has given them for the good of the congregation of which they are members.
We also provide classes for those who are new to the faith, seek membership in the church, or are interested in exploring what the Christian faith is all about.
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