Faith Builder Catechism is a 52-week devotional that helps families press pause on screen time and develop healthy discipleship rhythms in a fun, interactive format.
The most enthralling video games take place in elaborate kingdoms with characters we root for and stories we connect with. When playing a video game, we learn to inhabit the game’s world. The same is true with our faith. Whether you’re taking your first steps in family discipleship or are a pro who has weekly devotional routine in place, the interactive questions, answers, and devotionals in Faith Builder Catechism, will help your family establish building blocks of faith, one level at a time.
Authors Kevin Hippolyte, Jared Kennedy, and Trey Kullman lead the way for families to establish regular discipleship conversations and cultivate a deeper knowledge of the theology expressed in the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, the doctrines of grace, the Great Commission, and the Lord’s Prayer.
Kevin Hippolyte serves as director of student ministry at Sojourn Church Midtown. He’s also on the board at Hope Collaborative, a trauma-sensitive community development organization serving students, internationals, and neighbors. He lives with his wife, Kelly, and son in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jared Kennedy serves as an editor for The Gospel Coalition and is the cofounder of Gospel-Centered Family, a ministry that helps churches and families share Jesus with the next generation. He’s the author of Keeping Your Children’s Ministry on Mission, God Made Me for Worship, The Beginner’s Gospel Story Bible,and the Beginner’s Gospel Story Book series. He’s also helped to develop two VBS programs, Proof Pirates and Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet. He and his wife, Megan, and their three girls also attend Sojourn Church Midtown.
Trey Kullman served for more than five years as a family pastor and is now managing editor of Gospel-Centered Family. He and his wife, Annie, and their three children also live in Louisville, Kentucky where they attend Sojourn Church J-town.
Together, they host Gospel-Centered Family’s Press Pause podcast.
“Full of rich theology, Faith Builder Catechism makes the foundational truths of Scripture accessible and memorable for families. Thanks to the thoughtful questions, witty prompts, and charming theme, this journey through Scripture and the basic beliefs of the Christian faith is full of life-changing potential.”
Kyle Idleman, Senior Pastor, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky; bestselling author of Not a Fan
“A wonderful resource for older elementary and middle-school gamers! Faith Builder Catechism explains solid theological truths using loads of video game analogies and illustrations. The result is a fun and catchy devotional book featuring robust catechism, memory work, bite-sized theology, and thoughtful questions. Perfect for individual quiet times, family devotions, or youth gatherings.”
Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra, Senior Writer, The Gospel Coalition; host of the Recorded podcast; coauthor of Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age; editor of Social Sanity in an Insta World
“Faith Builder Catechism helps parents and student leaders to better connect the dots between God’s Word and the gaming world, where the next generation invests so much of their time. It also helps those same adult influencers build meaningful relationships with the young people in their lives through Scripture memorization, honest questions and answers, and examples from video games kids are familiar with.”
Bubba Stallcup, CEO and Founder, Love Thy Nerd
“If you’ve ever wanted foundational Christian truths packaged in a way that anyone in your family would find appealing, this is it. Winsomely written, cleverly illustrated, and designed to spark dialogue, this book will disciple you and your family in the ancient beliefs we cherish as followers of Christ.”
Shelby Abbott, Author; campus minister; podcast host, Real Life Loading
“What a great resource for churches and families! Parents will appreciate the simple and colorfully produced book; pastors and churches will be grateful for a catechism that’s grounded both in Scripture and in the best of our Christian heritage.”
Timothy Paul Jones, C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Perspectives on Family Ministry
“Visually stimulating, robustly biblical, and excellently executed, Faith Builder Catechism takes readers on a discipleship quest, exploring many key theological topics. Families will find it a great discussion starter. I can easily see myself lifting my copy off the shelf when nephews and nieces are with me at mealtimes—and maybe even when they’re not.
S. D. Ellison, Director of Training, Irish Baptist College; author of Five: The Solas of the Reformation
“For a generation flooded with content, this catechism is the foundation builder our children need! Through its theme and intentionality, Faith Builder Catechism is a resource for families that is exceptionally engaging for kids of all ages, while remaining theologically rich in its content. I cannot wait to share this devotional with parents!”
Kendal Conner, Director of Sunday Schools, Redeemer Kansas City
“My sons and I enjoyed our time working through this catechism-styled devotional. We found it easy to connect—to one another, to video games, and most of all, to Scripture. The illustrations were relevant to my children, and the applications did not feel contrived. What a helpful tool for discipling our children in the faith!”
Wendy Alsup, Author of I Forgive You: Finding Peace and Moving Forward When Life Really Hurts and Companions in Suffering: Comfort for Times of Loss and Loneliness
“I’m so excited about this book! Both those struggling to disciple their children and those who are diligent will find this helpful. The artwork is so engaging and the concept of video games is sure to capture the imagination. Most importantly, rich biblical truths are communicated in an accessible way. I can’t wait to use this with my own children.”
John Perritt, Director of Resources, Reformed Youth Ministries; author of Social Media Pressure: Finding Peace Alongside Jesus; host, The Local Youth Worker podcast
“Faith Builder Catechism represents the best of faithful catechetical instruction with a creative twist. Fun yet timeless content will connect well with kids and parents alike. It’s time to level up your family discipleship with this faithful resource. I can’t wait to use this with our family!”
Coleman M. Ford, Author of Formed in His Image: A Guide for Christian Formation
“Faith Builder Catechism is a great faith-building tool, not only for parents and children at home but also for teachers and students at churches. By studying the pages filled with eye-catching colors and deep theological truths, our children and students will be effectively introduced to God’s Word!”
Jamaal E. Williams, Lead Pastor, Sojourn Church Midtown, Louisville, KY
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