The Art of Equipping Covenant Children
A contribution to the renaissance of learning by the catechism method. A book that explores the meaning and history of this effective, time-tested teaching method, and presents ideas to make it productive with your children!
“A persuasive call to the grand tradition of catechizing our covenant children. May the church hear and heed this call. If we do, perhaps we will reap a harvest of stalwart saints who are zealous for Christ’s crown and covenant.” — Susan Hunt, author of Big Truths For Little Kids and more
“One of the most important and practical tools for pastors, parents, and teachers that I have come across in recent years. I plan on ordering it in boxes.” — Michael Horton
“Van Dyken sets a tone of optimism and joy about this central duty and unspeakable privilege that God has given his churches. Even those who do not share his commitment to the baptism of infants can benefit from his cogent argument and helpful suggestions.” — Tom Nettles, author of Teaching Truth, Training Hearts
“Parents everywhere-particularly homeschoolers-will rejoice. Historically sound, biblically substantive, practically oriented, immediately accessible-a book every pastor, Sunday school teacher, elder, and principal will be able to recommend.” — George Grant
“It is hard to think of anything that would be of greater-or more lasting-benefit to churches than to take heed to Van Dyken’s wise counsel.” — G. I. Williamson, author of The Westminster Shorter Catechism Study Guide for Classes
About the Author
Donald Van Dyken is pastor of the Orthodox Christian Reformed Church of Sunnyside, Washington. He has been an avid teacher of catechism for over twenty years.
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Anchoring in the Past
- The Meaning of Catechizing
- The Meaning and Place of Catechisms
- Importance of Catechism
- History of Catechizing: Moses to Paul
- History of Catechizing: Alexandria to Massachusetts
- An Encouraging Word
- Covenantal Catechism
- How Shall we Teach Catechism?
- Teaching Catechism: Memorizing and Questioning
- Teaching Catechism: Review and Repetition
- Learning and Singing Songs
- Who is Taught? Who Teaches?
- Putting a Program Together
- Catching a Catechist
- Battle Proven