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Urban Catechism

The Urban Catechism is a discipleship tool that most people will benefit from, but is specifically written with council estates and deprived areas in mind.

 

It was during my doctoral studies at Westminster Theological Seminary, that I realised that catechisms were a great way of doing discipleship. However, there needed to be catechisms specifically designed for the urban context.

There are three parts of the catechism. The first part deals with worldview, the second with Jesus being Lord and Saviour, and the third with Mission.

To take someone through part 1 of the catechism, you need 2 copies of the catechism (which are A5 sized booklets), and a teacher’s guide (an A4 sized booklet).

We have provided a preview of the materials for the first 6 questions of the catechism online, so that you can see if this is a resource you’d like to use. We have also included the training videos from the Urban Ministry Program, so that you can feel fully equipped to take someone through the first 6 questions.

Please contact us if you would like to start using the full catechism which consists of 55 questions.

Blessings
Duncan Forbes

Preview of the Urban Catechism Accompanying videos and songs for the catechism

Preview of the Urban Catechism:

Here is what you need to print out:

1. Teacher’s guide preview

(download the pdf file, and print it out on A4 paper).

2. Catechism preview

(download the pdf file and print it out on A4 paper, then fold the stack of papers together making an A5 booklet.)

Here are the videos to watch to train you to take someone through the catechism.

Introduction: Urban Catechism Teacher's Guide

As you watch this video, read along in the teacher’s guide preview you have printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 1

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 2

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 3

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 4

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 5

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 

Urban Catechism Part 1 Question 6

As you watch, read along in both the Catechism preview, and the Teacher’s Guide you printed out.

 


Accompanying videos and songs for the catechism:

Question Video Song
Part 1    
Q1   God loves U
Q2 'Unbelief' John 7:40-42  
Q3 Essentials: 'Trinity'  
Essentials: 'Did Jesus claim to be God?'  
Q4 Street Essentials: 'Dad'  
'Dad Issues' John 14:4-11  
Father Heart of God pt.1  
Father Heart of God pt.2  
Father Heart of God pt.3  
Father Heart of God pt.4  
Q5 Joseph's Suffering  
No More Drama  
This is Where I Live  
Q6 Street Essentials: 'Alone'  
'Cry Out' Ex 1-3  
Q8 God's Governors - Genesis 1:26  
Q9 Essentials: 'Purpose of Life'  
Q18 Blame  
Victim Mentality pt.1  
Victim Mentality pt.2  
Victim Mentality pt.4  
Q19 'Christ's ID' Redux  
'Are You Good Enough' Matt 22:1-14 Redux  
Essentials: 'Justification'  
Q20 'Frustration' Genesis 11  
Q21 'Is God Angry?'  
Victim Mentality pt.7  
Q22 Street Essentials: 'The Struggle'  
Street Essentials: 'Trapped'  
Q24 Essentials: 'Sanctification'  
Q25 ‘Heart Condition’ Luke 6:43-45  
'Something’s crouching at your door’ Gen 4  
'Noah and the Sinful Hearts' Genesis 6  
Q27 Street Essentials: 'Hope'  
Q28 'Jesus Wept: Grieving Loss’ John 11:32-35  
Q29 ‘Repent and Believe’ Mark 1:15  
Essentials: 'Conversion'  
Repentance pt.1 'Changing your Mind'  
Repentance pt.2 'Remorse'  
Repentance pt.3 'Bearing Fruit'  
Q30 'Lord and Saviour' John 1:12  
Q31 'Stop Sinning' John 5:1-15  
Q32 'Getting the Relationship Wrong' Exodus 20  
Q34 'Loving Jesus' John 14:15  
Q35 'Saul Syndrome'  
Q36 How we got the Old Testament pt.1  
How we got the Old Testament pt. 2  
How we got the New Testament pt.1  
How we got the New Testament pt.2  
Q38 Essentials: 'Providential Preparation 2013'  
Q39 ‘Getting Good Advice’ 1 Kings 1  
Q42 Seed Theology pt.1: 'Two Communtites'  
Seed Theology pt.2: 'The Rescue'  
Seed Theology pt.3: 'The Devil Destroyer'  
Q45 'Baptism'  
Q47 Essentials: 'Communion'  
Q48 Seed Theology pt.4: 'Why the Hostility?'  
Q49 Seed Theology pt.5: 'Mission of the Seed'  
Seed Theology pt.6: 'How?'  
Q50 Seed Theology pt.7: 'Mercy'  
Victim Mentality pt.3  
Victim Mentality pt.5  
Q51 ‘Beam Research’ Luke 6:41-42  
'Conflict Resolution pt.1' Matt 18:15-20  
'Conflict Resolution pt. 2' Matt 18:21-25  
Victim Mentality pt. 6  
Q52 ‘If someone's caught in a sin’ Gal 6:1  
Essentials: 'Church Membership'  
Essentials 'Sharpening One Another'  
Part 2    
Q4 Holiness pt.1  
Q5 Holiness pt. 2
Holiness pt. 3
Q21 Shepherding pt. 1
Shepherding pt. 2
Shepherding pt. 3
Q22 Parenting
Q25 Forgiveness
Corrie Ten Boom testimony 
Q30 Money pt. 1 'The Poor Excuse'
Money pt. 2 'Money Love'
Money pt. 3 'Stewardship'
Q38 Matt 6:9-15 'The Lord's Prayer'
Q40 Essentials 8 'Unable'
Essentials 9 'Drawn'
Essentials 10 'Chosen'
Q42 Essentials 11 'New Life'
Q43 Essentials 7 'Conversion'
Q44 Essentials 5 'Justified'
Q45 Essentials 6 'Adopted'
Q46 Essentials 13 'Sanctification'
Part 3    
Q15 'Editing Your Life Story' Gen 2-3
'Suffering and Joseph'
Q22 'Time Management'
Q29 NLC Church Vision Series

Please contact us if you would like to use the full 55 question catechism.