Please Note: This Kindle book is the first edition with NIV text. The print book is the second edition with the ESV text.
Understanding the Faith is for those who desire to profess their faith publicly and become members of a church. This workbook walks students through the essentials of the Christian faith, modeling the format of The Westminster Shorter Catechism.
This workbook has been used by churches for more than thirty years. this revised edition using the ESV text makes the workbook easy to use for pastors, teachers, parents, and youth.
About the Author
Stephen Smallman served for over forty years in pastoral ministry and has served as executive director of World Harvest Mission. He currently teaches for CityNet Ministries of Philadelphia. Visit his website: www.BirthLineMinistries.com.
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
ISBN 13: 9781596381865
"Hundreds of our youth have been tutored in the opportunity of making their profession of faith in Christ and admission to church membership by this biblically strong, Reformed curriculum. It is unique. I am delighted to see it updated and published for a wider audience."
- Michael A. Rogers, senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Lancaster, PA, Board Member, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Steve Smallman's communicant-class lessons logically and enjoyably explained church membership. I emerged from his class with a richer understanding of Scripture and the Christian faith. Even after graduating from college with a degree in religion, I still find Understanding the Faith to be an excellent resource and a reminder of what church membership is all about."
- Ran Dolibois, teacher/administrator for Houston inner-city schools
"It is important that my children know the scriptural reasons for what we believe. It is not enough for them to recite facts; they need to know why we believe what we do. Understanding the Faith<.i> is an excellent tool for accomplishing this purpose, not just for children, but also for adults. I recommend it for use in communicants classes, in Sunday School, or for teaching in the home."
- Cynthia Delvecchio, homemaker, Philadelphia