This important new family resource from NGLI's Student Leadership Network Team integrates the whole of the Catechism with the Family Devotion format from the Book of Common Prayer to place our common prayer and our common teaching in the most influential space for a young person: the home.
Designed to be used in the home by families as they prepare for confirmation and continue their formational life, Catechesis in Family Prayer will be complete by May 2022, but you can download and preview the first five months' content now in one of two PDF formats: pages or spreads (Each printer or copy store will have a preference of pages or spreads to print as a booklet.).
"This is an excellent way for families to not only pray together, but also to learn the basics of the faith together. It's simple and profound. It's biblical and prayerful."
--Archbishop Foley Beach
"As a servant of the gospel and minister in the church, I have come to believe how much catechesis has been undervalued in 21st century western church culture. We need robust thinking and resources and this Catechism in Family Prayer is another great addition to a growing body of catechetical materials for the church. Many thanks to the team for all their hard work and labor of love. I highly commend this resource."
-- Bishop Alan Hawkins
"I am so glad to see Rev. Aaron Buttery undertake this project. Giving young people a winsome and thorough understanding of faith is a core function of the church. Melding To Be a Christian and The Book of Common Prayer in a relational setting has huge promise."
-- Bishop Todd Hunter
"We live in a world where so much competes to define who we are. This melding of the timeless faith in the catechism with the ancient rhythms of worship roots us deeper in the wonder of who God is and the grace of our rescue and the calling we have as the Kingdom of God. Catechism in Family Prayer can be a powerful voice shaping our understanding of our true identity in Christ."
Bishop Ken Ross, Diocese of the Rocky Mountains
"No prep, no gimmicks--just a winsome and imminently doable means of passing on our Anglican heritage. [Catechism in Family Prayer] is precisely the kind of resource those of us on the Committee for Catechesis were envisioning when we were writing and editing the catechism. I will unequivocally be sharing this with my seminary students and their families."
Dr. Leslie F. Thyberg, Trinity School for Ministry
ACNA Committee for Catechesis
"Families can not start too early to raise up children in the 'training and instruction of the Lord' (Ephesians 6:4). This is a simple and powerful tool for doing just that. I highly recommend it!"
Bishop Steven Tighe, Diocese of the Southwest
"I am very grateful for this remarkable resource. As we live in the cacophony of competing voices in the culture, this helps center the next generation in the truth of God's word as they worship with their families."
Bishop Neil Lebhar, Gulf Atlantic Diocese
We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this resource. It is the hope of all who worked on it that Catechesis in Family Prayer would support and encourage you as you invite young people to live in the fullness of life found only in Jesus.