New City Catechism – 2021 Plan!
One of the values of CrossPointe is that people would KNOW GOD: this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. (John 17:3).
With that, we want to continue to provide avenues and tools for people to grow in their knowledge of God. We live in a culture with A LOT of information, even about God, but it can be difficult to discern what is biblical etc.
“superficial smatterings of truth, blurry notions about God and godliness, and thoughtlessness about about the issues of living–career-wise, community-wise, family-wise, and church-wise–are all too often the marks of evangelical congregations today” (JI Packer).
This year, we will be working through the “New City Catechism” as a church and as families. We will have a reading each Sunday and have purchased devotionals for each family to work through on their own during the week.
Catechisms (the word means instruction or teaching) were written with at least 3 purposes:
- To set forth a comprehensive exposition of the gospel
- To do this exposition in such a way that the heresies, errors, and false beliefs of the time and culture were addressed counteracted
- To form a distinct people, a counterculture that reflected the likeness of Christ not only in individual character but also in the church’s communal life.
Here is a link to their website – there are readings, songs for kids, prayers and resources that will help you grow: newcitycatechism.com