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J.I. Packer often pointed out that discipleship is not intuitive... it must be taught.  This is why at the end of Matthew's gospel Jesus commissions his church to "... make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28.19-20

Catechism - from the greek word katecheo (instruct) - is about providing opportunity for followers of Jesus to better know what they believe.  At VIA it is our heart to deepen not only our knowledge 'about' God, but come to know Him in a real and life forming way as well.  

Join us Tuesday nights from 7-9p (January 31 - March 21) as we explore together the foundations of our faith.  This first set of classes, we will walk through the Apostles creed together using 'To Be A Christian - An Anglican Catechism'.  Each classes will include a time of teaching, worship, lots of discussion and interaction, and space to consider how the beautiful truths of the gospel apply to our hearts and lives.

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Who is Catechism for?

Catechism is for EVERYONE!  If you're looking to grow as a disciple of Christ, then you will love these classes.  Particularly if you are: 

  • New to the Christian faith and want to learn more
  • New to a relationship with Jesus, and would like to prepare for baptism
  • Been a Christian a long time, but feel like there may be 'holes' in your theology/understanding of the faith
  • Been a Christian for a long time but feel like you're carrying around important questions 
  • Been a Christian for a long time, but desire to deepen your faith and relationship with Jesus 
Part 1 | Beginning and Believing
7 Weeks | January 31 - March 14

Week 1 - Beginning With Christ - The Gospel & Salvation

Week 2 - Believing In Christ - Concerning the Creeds and Scripture 

Week 3 - Believing In Christ - The Apostle's Creed - "I believe in God the Father"

Week 4 - Believing in Christ - The Apostle's Creed - "I believe in Jesus Christ" - Part 1

Week 5 - Believing in Christ - The Apostle's Creed - "I believe in Jesus Christ" - Part 2

Week 6 - Believing in Christ - The Apostle's Creed - "I believe in the Holy Spirit"

Week 7 - Believing in Christ - Concerning the Sacraments