Communion is an important ordinance for the Christian church, but how do you know if your child is ready?

Talking Points:

  • Knowing when your child should participate in communion can be confusing for many parents. Though some denominations and churches have clear boundaries and guidelines outlined by the leadership, the ultimate responsibility lies with the parents.
  • Communion is an ordinance, an outward expression of an inward reality. It’s a physical expression that points to a spiritual reality, and Jesus commanded us to do it to make sure that the cross and the resurrection are central to the Christian message generation after generation. Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • There’s one simple qualification for anyone to take communion: faith in Christ. If you have trusted Jesus for your salvation, you are encouraged to take communion to remember what Christ has done for you.
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Explain communion in your own words. When did you first take communion? Did you understand what it was about?
  3. Have you taken your kids through The Pursuit for Kids? If not, this is a good place to start.
  4. Has your child trusted Jesus for salvation? If so, when did it happen? If not, when do you think they’ll be ready?
  5. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?