We maintain the strong Reformed tradition of catechizing our young people The word “Catechism” comes from a Greek word that means “to instruct”. Apollos, a dynamic teacher in the New Testament church, “had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus…” (Acts 18:25).

There are four different catechism classes. The first class consists of youth in grades 8 and 9. The second class consists of youth in grades 10 and 11. The third class consists of youth in grade 12. High school graduates who have not yet publicly professed their faith make up the fourth class.

Classes are normally taught by the pastors, who divide the classes between themselves. When necessary, classes may also be taught by an elder or seminary student.

Other classes may be held depending upon interest and the availability of teachers. New believer’s classes cover the basics of Christian doctrine. New member’s classes give an overview of Reformed church history and practices.

Please contact one of the pastors if you have an interest in attending a catechism class.

Age/Grade Time Topic Subtopics
Grade 8-9 7:15pm Tuesdays, Sept-April Year 1- Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Days 1-20
Year 2- Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Days 21-52.
Year 1: Sin, Faith, Trinity, Creation, Providence, Work of Christ, Holy Spirit
Year 2: Justification, Sanctification, Sacraments, 10 Commandments, Prayer
Grade 10-11 7:15pm Tuesdays, Sept-April Same as above Same as above
Grade 12 8:00pm Tuesdays, Sept-April Alternating between Belgic Confession and Canons of Dort Belgic Confession: Overview of Reformed Theology
Canons of Dort: God’s Sovereignty, Total Depravity, Election, Reprobation, Particular Atonement, Perseverance of the Saints, and more.
Senior Class 8:00pm Tuesdays, Sept-Easter Same as above Same as above with special unit on church membership and profession of faith.