A catechism is a summary of doctrine which usually consists of questions and answers to be memorized. This catechism was written in 1677 and officially published by the British Baptists in 1693. It closely follows the Heidelberg Catechism and the Westminster Catechism.
The Westminster Catechism was completed in 1647 by the Westminster Assembly. There are two parts of this catechism, the Larger and the Shorter. The Shorter is easier to read and more concise, whereas the Larger is more comprehensive and exact. Though we are Baptist, the Westminster is a useful catechism that we agree with almost in its entirety.
The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, also called the Second London Baptist Confession is based on the First London Baptist Confession of Faith which was first published in 1644. It was officially published and accepted in 1689 after the Act of Toleration was passed.
We believe children and adults should be well educated in theology and church history and be exposed to other Christian literature. As such, we’ve created a recommended reading list for both children and adults. While this list is nowhere near exhaustive, it gives a good idea of authors we would recommend, and the types of books we believe are important for children and adults to read.