Catechism in Family Prayer

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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, Catechesim in Family Prayer is now complete and you can download a digital copy below.

We welcome your thoughts and feedback on this resource. It is the hope of all who worked on it that Catechesim in Family Prayer would support and encourage you as you invite young people to live in the fullness of life found only in Jesus.

"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."

Foley Beach

Archbishop, The Anglican Church in North America

“In the recent past, the Church moved away from an understanding of education as the transmission of content and values to a more experience-based approach. The results have not been good: Christians are less formed than ever. We forgot that content is necessary to process experience. To Be a Christian, our Catechism, is a step in the right direction. Catechism in Family Prayer moves us even further, making it easier for parents to educate their children in the faith. My one regret? This fine resource was not available to us when our children were still at home.”

Portrait of Bishop Chip Edgar, red-haired man in glasses with beard

Charles “Chip” F. Edgar III

Bishop, The Diocese of South Carolina

"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."

Alan Hawkins

Bishop, The Diocese of Christ our Hope

"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."

Todd Hunter

Bishop, The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others

"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."

Neil Lebhar

Bishop, The Gulf Atlantic Diocese

"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."

Ken Ross

Bishop, The Diocese of the Rocky Mountains

"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!"

Steven Tighe

Bishop, The Diocese of the Southwest