Catechetical formation is often underutilized in the North American context maybe with exception to the Roman Catholic Church. To be sure, catechesis is not very popular these days at least not in the ecclesiastical circles in which I run. To the point: I am exploring the usefulness of catechesis in an emerging church context as well as exploring the possibility of putting together a catechism for missional formation to use within our faith community. I would like to utilize it on an intergenerational level so my hope is to make it as accessible as possible. I am also interested in making this a “communal” effort by reaching out to the Presbymergent blogosphere. I would love to hear your reflections on the following points:
- Is catechetical instruction useful or obsolete in an emerging church/culture context? Why?
- If you had a question or two or three that could/should be included in any would be missional catechism, what would would it/they be?
- What would be essential for a missional catechumen to be formed under pertaining to the mission of God, the vocation of the church, eschatology, new creation, the Holy Spirit, etc.?
Please leave your responses/reflections as comments on this post. Thanks!