The English word “catechise” means to teach biblical truth in an orderly way. Catechism is the instruction in the basic doctrines of the Christian faith. Instead of replacing or supplanting the role of the Bible in Christian education, catechism ideally serves as the basis for it. The practice of catechism should ideally have a two-fold emphasis. The first of these emphases centres around the home and the second, on the role of the church. The goal of the Sunday school program, is to further and support those efforts at catechism ideally begun in the home.