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“The Holy Spirit calls, gathers, enlightens, and sanctifies the whole Christian Church on earth and keeps it with Jesus Christ in the one true faith” (Small Catechism, 3rd Article of the Creed). The Lord gathers His Church around the Gospel and the Sacraments every Lord’s Day and on other occasions; He has also instituted the family as a natural “small group” where prayers are prayed and His Word is spoken and learned. These resources are ideal for your home and for occasions where multiple families are able to gather together and study God’s Word outside of Sunday morning.
This includes the Synod-wide memory verse challenge, a prayer calendar, and more.
After assessing current trends in the faith development of youth, Dr. David Rueter reveals why the historic model of teaching the catechism early in the home is key in keeping families connected to the Church. Part 1 focuses on laying a foundation for understanding the history, purpose, and theological reasons for catechesis. And Part 2 is a very practical look at strategies and models for catechetical instruction that can be shared at church and used in the home.
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