Theology can be overwhelming. It’s tough to know where to start, who to listen to, and even what is important. New City Catechism is a great place to start. Catechisms are lists of short questions and answers about basic theology.
New City Catechism is comprised of only 52 questions and answers: one question and answer for each week of the year, making it approachable and achievable even for people with demanding schedules.
Even better, it is a joint adult and children’s catechism. The same questions are asked of both children and adults, and the children’s answer is always part of the adult answer. This means that as parents are teaching it to their children they are learning their answer to the question at the same time. The adult answer is an expanded version of the children’s answer.
New City Catechism is based on and adapted from great historical catechisms like the Geneva Catechism, the Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms, and the Heidelberg Catechism.