Several posts ago, I mentioned that we began doing a catechism as a family this year. It has been something that we've used to guide our family worship times around. We may have been a bit ahead of ourselves by trying to memorize all of the scripture references that correspond with each question. So, we have since decided to just memorize the questions and answers while simply reading the scriptures that go with each.
While the catechism that we have been working on is thorough and spans the test of time, we have been concerned at how long memorizing all 117 questions is going to take us. Initially, we thought to get through one question per week while taking some weeks to use as review weeks. However, at that rate, it will take around three years to go through the entire thing once!
So, we were excited to see the New City Catechism that was released last week. It only has 52 questions! Yay! The huge bonus is that it is an iPad app that's got huge perks. The app is free, and we started using it this week. I encourage you to check it out and play around with all of its features. (Click HERE to see it for yourself.) While I'm not sure if this is the exact catechism we'll do forever, we've been very pleased with it so far.
Whatever the catechism, we are so glad to be doing this with our girls. (I promise to get a video of them reciting some of the questions/answers sometime soon.) It is so good to get to know why we believe what we believe.