To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism


The Committee for Catechesis is pleased to announce that To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism is now available in PDF and Microsoft Word format.

This catechism (a text used for instruction of Christian disciples) is designed as a resource manual for the renewal of Anglican catechetical practice. It presents the essential building blocks of classic catechetical instruction: the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments (the Decalogue). To these is added an initial section especially intended for those with no prior knowledge of the Gospel. Each section is presented in the question-and-answer form that became standard in the sixteenth-century because of its proven effectiveness. Each section is also set out with its practical implications, together with biblical references.


The Catechism is available in PDF and Microsoft Word formats in the following versions:

Catechism - Approved Edition 2019

This catechism is created with the average inquirer in mind, and does not include all available appendices.

Appendix: Vision Statement

This paper by the Committee for Catechesis provides a basic vision and outline for the process and content of catechesis in the Anglican Church of North America. The Committee was formed to advise the College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) regarding the work of making and forming of disciples of Jesus Christ—catechesis.

Appendix: Guiding Principles

This document presents a working definition of a catechumenate for the Anglican Church in North America along with guiding principles for implementing this disciple-making initiative.


The Catechism is available for purchase here.


The Committee for Catechesis is composed of the following members:

Packer Rev. Dr. Jim Packer
Theol. Editor
Scandrett Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett
Exec. Editor
Going Rev. Art Going
Nelson Rev. Lee M. Nelson
Gabig Rev. Dr. Jack Gabig
Lake Rev. Dr. Stephen Lake
Prince Rev. Tripp Prince
Roberts Rev. Ben Roberts
Leaseburg Kristy Leaseburg
Thyberg Dr. Leslie Thyberg
Botula Mr. Kirk Botula
Strategy Consultant