Mission and the Small Catechism: Aspects of the Connection, and Realities to Face

The connection between mission and the Small Catechism has a number of aspects. Some of them are: state of catechesis marriage family congregation community generations Some realities we need to face are that: The state of catechesis is poor. We are suffering a death rate among our own offspring who, after being confirmed, depart the … Read more

“The faith that saves trusts in Christ alone. The faith that condemns trusts in self. The Divine Service is ordered so we might trust in Christ alone and not in ourselves.”

Rev. Robert Mayes, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Beemer, NE and Zion St. John Lutheran Church, Wisner, NE Jr. Catechesis — (Curriculum B: Biblical and Liturgical) Cat. 2: Commandments 1-3; Divine Service Structure), 2015, as found at “Catechesis in Normal Words“, Big Red Lutheran, James Howard DeLoach, Editor.

“Every One His Witness” and the Small Catechism

Rev. Mark Wood, Director of Witness & Outreach Ministry/Revitalization, Office of National Mission–LCMS, reports in the 2016 LCMS Convention Workbook about the role of the Small Catechism in the program. Here are some brief excerpts, from page 25. Every One His Witness was developed from the ground up as a Lutheran evangelism program. . . … Read more

Guest Post – Bob Myers Intro to Video, Nestingen on “The Catechism as handbook for the Christian’s worship, prayer, and calling”

Editor’s Note: When I saw Bob Myers sharing this video on Facebook, I wanted to provide an introduction and promo for it here but did not have the time. Bob graciously agreed to do this for me, and Got ‘Er Done  the same day. Thanks Bob! Bob is retired from the U. S. Navy and the … Read more

1956 WELS-NPH “Gausewitz” Catechism Memory Cards

LutheranCatechism.com today releases Small Catechism memory cards using the 1956 WELS-NPH “Gausewitz” translation. In an article titled, “Carl Gausewitz: Church Man and Catechist,” Edward C. Fredrich says, It would be safe to assume even without statistical evidence that 90 percent of the members in our church body [the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod] learned the rudiments … Read more