Catechism Memorization Schedule
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Titus 2:1
Westminster Shorter Catechism
Q.76 Which is the ninth commandment?
The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
Q.107 Can you keep the Ten Commandments perfectly?
No. Since the fall of Adam, the only One who has been able to do this is Jesus.
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To encourage and assist in memorization of the catechism, and for the general edificaiton
of all, we have arranged the 107 questions of the
Westminster Shorter Catechism into a 2-year schedule; there is usually
one question per week. Questions of the week will appear here on our website;
you can also download or print the schedule for the entire year. We encourage children
and youth to commit the catechism to memory; it is appropriate for most children
starting at the age of 8-10 years old.
Adults are encouraged to memorize it
For younger children, we have scheduled
First Catechism on a two-year schedule as well. These questions
are appropriate for most preschool and elementary children; children as young as
2 years old can start memorizing answers!
This calendar shows all the questions scheduled each week.
Catechism (Older Children & Adults)
2008 Questions (Set A)
Set B Questions
First Catechism (Preschool
and elementary children)
2008 Questions (Set A)
Set B Questions
Recommended Resources (Click on the image for more information)
The Westminster Shorter Catechism
This is the original 1647 version, published by Banner of Truth. This editon
includes Scripture proofs in the King James Version. This is the most widely
available booklet. The text of the catechism is also availabe for free on
our website and is also in the back of the Trinity Hymnal.
Training Hearts, Teaching Minds
by Starr Meade
This is a wonderful resource for teaching the catechism to children of all ages
and families as a whole. One week is devoted to each question in the Westminster
Shorter Catechism. There are six lessons for each question, intended to be
read Monday through Saturday. She gives a detailed but readable and practical
discussion for each catechism question, geared especially for children. She
uses the Catechism in Modern English as the text for the questions and answers,
but it is very easy to substitute the original version in your reading and memorization.
Big Truths for Little Kids
by Susan and Richie Hunt
This is a set of 36 stories for preschool children designed to teach and to illustrate
the truths found in the Shorter Catechism.
Several catechism questions precede each story, and each story has discussion questions
and a scripture and suggested prayer topic at the end.
The book is not a memorization aid but rather designed to help children understand
and apply the truths contained in the catechism questions, though it certainly can
be used along with a children’s memory program at home or at church.
She uses mostly questions from First Catechism,
though in some cases she uses questions from
Catechism for Young Children.
She also changes the answers that contain Scripture to the New King James Version
of the Bible.
This is a revision of the Catechism for Young Children (1840). It is published
by Great Commission Publications (GCP), the publishing arm of the PCA and OPC denominations.
It contains 150 questions. This version is used by many modern catechism programs
and resources for young children, particularly in the PCA and OPC churches. It is
available in booklet form from GCP. There is some confusion about this version;
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Westminster Shorter Catechism Memory Cards
Cards make memorization fun and easy
for children and adults! Each perforated card has a catechism question on one side
and the answer on the back. (Packet includes 107 memory cards and convenient vinyl,
Full list of catechism resources for adults