At His ascension, Jesus commissions His church to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He had commanded them. (Matthew 28.19-20)
That can feel like a bit of a tall order, honestly - teaching others to observe all that Christ commanded us. For many of us, just knowing where we should begin - never mind where we should teach someone else to begin - already feels like a bit of a daunting task, but we rightly agree with the Rev. Dr. J. I. Packer who wrote that knowing God is crucially important for the living of our lives and often pointed out that "discipleship is not intuitive... it must be taught."
What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. We care deeply about creating passionate, knowledgeable, loving, and well-trained disciples of Jesus ready to live missional, intentional lives Monday through Saturday in our various callings and vocations and one of the ways we walk that out is through the practice of Catechism - which comes from the Greek word katecheo meaning "to instruct"; it's about providing an opportunity for followers of Jesus to better know the bones of what they believe. As we deepen our knowledge 'about' God, we pray that we would also come to know Him in real and transformative ways.
Join us Wednesday nights from October 4 to November 15 at 7-9pm as we explore the foundations of our faith together.
In each of these classes, we will have a time of teaching, worship, and lots of room for discussion and interaction as we walk through the Lord's Prayer together using the 'To Be A Christian - An Anglican Catechism', considering how this beautiful prayer invites each of us into life in Christ!