This is a teaching and learning ministry that seeks to help people grow in the knowledge of God and live according to his revealed truth in their everyday lives. 


Catechism provides a context for daily devotion and for Bible Study. It forms the big picture through an in-depth look at the Apostles Creed, the Lord’s Prayer and the Ten Commandments. It offers a framework within which the Christian life makes sense.

You can expect lively discussion, systematic teaching, honest prayer, and weekly readings on central aspects of the Christian faith and life.  We trust that God will form us into his image and equip us to bless others.

If you have questions or are interested, contact Ben Roberts at ben@sjvan.org.

Catechists

Our catechists are trained and commissioned at St. John's to lead groups through the catechism, help them understand the basics of Christian belief, and consider how this impacts their daily life. They are leading catechism courses in a variety of contexts at St. John's that include retreats, home bible study groups, Sunday morning adult education, ESL groups, and Men's bible study. The courses vary in length and scope.


courses

We are starting up a new mini-catechism class on Sunday, April 28. This course is open for anyone to join at anytime.

The course will cover the first section of the catechism, “Beginning in Christ.” It will be a seminar style, which means we will aim to dig deep and provide ample discussion time. The class will run for seven weeks at 11:00 am.

 

Schedule

April 28 // The Apostle’s Creed

May 5 // Holy Scripture

May 12 // God the Trinity