“We used to try to cram everything possible into a once a week family devotion: hymn of the week, a Bible verse, the North Star Catechism question, a Bible story, a fun craft to keep things interesting, prayer for missionaries, etc. At some point, reality kicked in as well as common sense and/or the Holy Spirit. So, we tried something simpler for North Star — off-loading the North Star Catechism memorization to a fun little game before meals. Right before we pray for the meal, I’ll say, “Hey! North Star question: What is faith?” If the kids (or adults) are stumped, we all repeat the answer aloud. Then I follow that up by shouting: “Prove It!” This is the kids chance to recite the accompanying memory verse. The ritual takes about 30 seconds, and on a good week we’ll usually remember to do it 4-5 times before dinner. That’s usually enough to where the kids can start saying it on their own. On a bad week, or if the answer if harder, we’ll just repeat the same question the next week. It’s simple and easy. The North Star flash cards will make it even more fun I’m sure. It’s simple and easy.” –Mike Schuetz, Sojourn College Pastor and Director of the URBN Experience
This Sunday, the North Star Catechism flash card set will be on sale at Sojourn book tables. The flash cards contain the content for all 78 catechism questions and answers in a deck of 52 playing card size flash cards. They provide a fun way to practice key truths about God’s glory, God’s kingdom, God’s cross, God’s grace, God’s church, and God’s mission. The tuck case and cards were designed by Sojourn staff member and graphic designer, Chris Bennett. Follow the link below to download the free catechism and order other resources.