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.
When? From August 2016 (the 2016 Churchwide Assembly) to Oct. 31, 2017, (the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation).
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 in 2017.
Where? Resources will continue to be added to this site. We encourage you to check back often.
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.
Worship and Preaching
Reformation 500 Sourcebook (print)
Sundays and Seasons (print)
Preaching Prompts for Lent and Easter (print)
Bishop John Anderson, Southwestern Minnesota Synod
Connections: Faith and Life (digital)
Small Catechism Videos and Study Guides (digital)
Luther House of Study
Small Catechism Videos and Study Guides (print)
Ecological Christianity through Luther’s Small Catechism (digital)
Lutherans Restoring Creation
A Commentary on Luther’s Small Catechism – drawing on African descent experience (digital)
Exploring Luther’s Small Catechism – for elementary grade students (print)
Individual Reading, Devotion and Prayer
Free Indeed: Devotions for Lent 2017
A Small Catechism (mobile app)
Prayers Based on Luther’s Small Catechism
Praying Luther’s Small Catechism (print)
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.