At head of title: Hoskin Books on Worship and Mission.
"[By] John W.B. Hill".
Includes bibliography, p. 133-139.
This "is a proposal for a restored catechumenate, built upon the vision of the Book of Alternative Services (1985) of the Anglican Church of Canada. It calls us to reconsider the way we prepare people for baptism, and invites us to begin from the baptismal rite itself." -- back cover.
"The material which follows is about catechesis, a new word to many of us, not a very important one. Catechesis is a fundamental pastoral ministry of the Church by which people are enabled to enter into the Church's faith, share its life of service in love, and take responsibility for the hope which Christians share. It is a time of directed growth in discipleship and understanding, which has its center in the celebration of Holy Baptism." -- Foreword.
Contents: Foreword / J.C. Fricker -- Introduction -- Serving Those Entering the Christian Life -- An Order for Catechesis -- Commentary -- Getting There -- Models for Catechists -- Appendix 1: Music for the Rites -- Appendix 2: Comparison with the R.C.I.A -- Appendix 3: Glossary -- Appendix 4: Bibliography.