With New Voices

Join Bishop Eaton’s invitation to hear the Small Catechism from new voices:

With New Voices: Let’s Read the Small Catechism Together
With New Voices: Commandment #1
With New Voices: Commandment #2
With New Voices: Commandment #3
With New Voices: Commandment #4 
With New Voices: Commandment #5
With New Voices: Commandment #6 
With New Voices: Commandment #7
With New Voices: Commandment #8
With New Voices: Commandments #9 and #10

With New Voices: Rostered Ministers Leader’s Guide
This guide provides Q&A for leading small group discussion in tandem with the above videos.

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What? With New Voices — the Small Catechism in the 21st Century is an invitation to all members of all ages to hear the catechism from new voices — voices that perhaps we did not hear in our earlier faith experiences — and to be renewed in our own voices as witnesses of Jesus Christ.

How? In a way that is most promising for your community of faith and most fitting for the relationships in your community. In particular, we encourage a congregation-wide engagement with the Small Catechism during the season of Lent.

Why? The Small Catechism is a treasure too good for just early adolescence. With New Voices invites you into a fresh engagement with the Small Catechism as a way of turning to this world with renewed passion for proclaiming and embodying this promised hope from God.

With New Voices toolkit

Further enhance your With New Voices participation with a new resource from Augsburg Fortress.
By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism is an in-depth exploration of the Small Catechism designed for use in group discussions, as an adult study, and for personal enrichment. Available in August, this 7-session course will generate meaningful conversations about the biblical and historical context of the Small Catechism, its link to the church’s faith, and its connection to Luther’s life and your life today. Quantity discounts are available to facilitate congregational and small group study.


Worship and Preaching
Sundays and Seasons (print)
Augsburg Fortress


Connections: Faith and Life
Wartburg Seminary

Small Catechism Videos and Study Guides (digital)
Luther House of Study

Small Catechism Videos and Study Guides (print)
Augsburg Fortress

Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism (digital)
Lutherans Restoring Creation

A Commentary on Luther’s Small Catechism – drawing on African descent experience (digital)
Coming Soon

Exploring Luther’s Small Catechism – for elementary grade students (print)
Augsburg Fortress


Individual Reading, Devotion and Prayer
You Are the Way: Devotions for Lent 2017
(Augsburg Fortress)

A Small Catechism (mobile app)
(Augsburg Fortress)

Praying Luther’s Small Catechism (print)
Roy Beutel

The planning resources provided on this page are a recommended starting point. For a greater selection of tools to plan and execute With New Voices learning, we invite you to view the entire list of Resources.