Today, many churches and Christian organizations publish "statements of faith" that outline their beliefs. However, in the past it was expected that documents of this nature would be so biblically rich and carefully crafted that they would be memorized and used for Christian growth and training. They were written in the form of questions and answers, and were called catechisms. The New City Catechism website is a modern example of this. It consists of 52 questions and answers. Simply memorize one question and answer each week and you'll complete the entire catechism in a year. Because it is intended to be dialogical it is best to learn it in pairs, in families, or as study groups.