Foundations of the Christian Faith



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Perfect for:

  • Christian students
  • New converts or catechumens
  • Discipleship directors
  • Confirmation leaders
  • Pastors’ reference desk

In these pages you’ll:

  • Learn the key doctrinal affirmations of the historic Christian faith
  • Engage our moral inheritance defined by Jesus, Scriptures, and the early church
  • Discover spiritual rhythms and means of grace that grow Christians into the image of God

About the Study

The journey of Christian discipleship can only be embarked upon with a sure foundation under foot. For ages the church has provided a tool set of basic doctrines, ethics, and ordinances through which a child or convert could be initiated into ever increasing Christlikeness. This process is called “catechesis” (to sound down, or echo) and it has traditionally been a teaching exchange between a seasoned Christian and a new believer.

Working its way through doctrinal affirmations like the Apostles’ Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and other foundational content on the means of grace, this collection of writings by Timothy Tennent forms core material that may be used by leaders and laypeople alike. Scripture references, notes, and suitable hymns highlight key concepts and provide additional value that can be engaged at varying degrees.

As Christianity in the Western world experiences a diminishing influence upon its surrounding culture, and as Christian families struggle to effectively pass their faith onto children, the rediscovery of catechesis will serve God’s people as they and future generations reinherit the treasures of biblical faith, or, the “faith which was once delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). This work will prove to be an indispensable reference for those charged with teaching and modeling Christian faith to others.


About the Author

Doctor Timothy C. Tennent is the president of Asbury Theological Seminary with more than 1,800 students on four campuses located in Wilmore, Kentucky; Orlando, Florida; Memphis, Tennessee; Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Length: 3 Parts: Doctrine, Ethics, Ordinances
  • Page count: 342
  • DVD accompaniment: N/A

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