The classes are learning to teach the catechism approved (for trial use) by ACNA bishops in January 2014. Modestly titled To Be a Christian —available for free download at the ACNA and sale at Amazon and BN.com — the new catechism is a longer and far more detailed explication of the faith than in previous editions of the US Book of Common Prayer. (More on this another time).
The short course is led Rev. Brian Hughes, assistant rector of Holy Spirit Anglican (located at Bethel’s San Diego campus). It includes a series of guest preachers:
- February 21 – Introduction to the Catechumenate and the Catechism. Instructor: Fr. Brian Hughes of Holy Spirit Anglican Church, San Diego
- February 28 – Part I: Beginning in Christ (Q 1-18), What is the Gospel? Instructor: Fr. Cameron Lemons of St. Paul’s City Church, Lake Elsinore
- March 7 – Part II: Believing in Christ (Q 19-80), the Creeds. Instructor: Fr. Brian Hughes of Holy Spirit Anglican Church, San Diego
- March 14 – Part II: Believing in Christ (Q 81-148), How to Study the Bible. Instructor: Fr. Jamal Scarlett of St. Paul’s City Church, Lake Elsinore
- March 21 – Part III: Being Christ’s (Q 149-255), A Rule of Life. Instructor: Fr. Larry Bausch of Holy Trinity Anglican Parish, Ocean Beach
- March 28 – Part IV: Behaving Christianly (Q 256-345), Accountability Structures. Instructor: Fr. Russell Martin of Christ the King Church, San Diego
For more information, contact Fr. Hughes.