New City Catechism

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The New City Catechism is a modern-day catechism adapted from the catechisms of the Reformation. It includes 52 questions and answers, each with a shortened version making it easy for children and adults to memorize alongside one another. Created in 2012, it has been completely updated in 2017 with a stunning design and more helps than ever.

Each week’s question includes an accompanying scripture, prayer, and historical reading from figures such as Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jonathan Edwards, and John Calvin. In addition, you can read a commentary from pastors and members of The Gospel Coalition like Tim Keller, Don Carson, Kevin DeYoung, John Piper, and more. All of these resources combined make it easy to lead your family through this catechism or even use it for a teaching curriculum at your church.

In order to help your kids memorize the answer to each question, the NCC team has begun creating brand new songs that follow the exact wording of the catechism’s “children’s mode.” The first 11 are already complete with the rest to follow by the end of the year. Using music as a memorization technique can prove to be exceedingly helpful and make it fun for children to learn about God and doctrine.

For more information, read this family’s experience with the New City Catechism or watch Tim Keller introduce the resource below and explain its importance.

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The Editor’s Take: I love the New City Catechism. I have used it personally for my own study and also to create a curriculum for my church’s kids ministry. The included commentaries were very helpful for both of these endeavors. I highly recommend this resource to anyone who might be interested, and I am excited to walk through it as a family when my daughter gets little older.
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