The New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping children and adults alike learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. The New City Catechism mobile app makes it easy to take all of the questions and answers with you wherever you go—for free!
The app pairs each question and answer with a Scripture reading from the ESV, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors, including John Piper, Timothy Keller, Kevin DeYoung, and others.
The app also includes a short version of each answer and kid-friendly songs designed to help children memorize the entire catechism.
• 52 catechism questions and answers related to God, humanity, sin, salvation, and more
• Devotional commentary on every question and answer written by respected pastors and church leaders
• Short prayers to accompany each question and answer
• A children's mode featuring short versions of each answer and quick access to kid-friendly songs designed to aid memorization
• Related Bible passages drawn from the ESV
The New City Catechism is a joint project of the Gospel Coalition and Crossway.
You can now play songs one after another via a playlist, playable while the app is in the background. Tap "All Songs" to begin.
Ratings and Reviews
Update is lightyears ahead of old app
Three things would bring this up to five stars for me: 1. Remember the question I’m on from the previous session. Why do I have to click or scroll to get back to the question I’m on every. single. time. I. open. the. app. 2. Finish the songs for the kids version. 3. Bring back the ability to see the kids and adults answers simultaneously (the kids answers were in a different colored font).
Overall this is a great app!
Great as Devotional
The way this catechism systemizes the core doctrines and beliefs of the Gospel and the way that it also protects against heresies by being absolutely grounded in scripture is absolutely astounding. Aesthetically, it’s rather lovely bc of the color coded sections and the little animations that accompany every question is pleasing to the eye. Practically, it’s easy to use and every time you open the app after refreshing/restarting it, it opens at the last question you left off at, which is rather awesome considering that if it didn’t, you’d have to scroll and try to remember where you last left off. Definitely a huge blessing to the modern day church and I hope it’ll be in use for quite some time
Prefer the Kindle Fire version
This version has too much going on - too busy. The Kindle Fire version has everything on 1 page for the days devotional. It would be nice to have that layout as an option. Otherwise great idea. It is good for kids to do a self devotional, but I would never recommend this version for kids over the Kindle Fire version. The songs are horrible, but that is to be expected.
For adults, it would be nice to have reference to the other Catechisms’ questions each question was based on and their bible verses. It would enhance the adult study with a good side by side.
- 23.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 The Gospel Coalition and Redeemer Presbyterian Church
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.