This article is part of the Family Faith Formation Toolkit - a collection of resources for equipping ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, brought to you by Faith Formation Ministries.
In the following links you’ll find creative resources and practices for communion to use both in community and at home. These ideas can be seamlessly woven into existing church programs and into family life.
Communion: In Community
Lord’s Supper Preparation
- At Fleetwood CRC in Surrey, British Columbia, families learn about the Lord’s Supper together by attending a two-part Children at the Table course. It’s just one of the family courses on communion that you’ll find in the Educational Resources section of the Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit.
Lord’s Supper Practices
Looking for ways to meaningfully engage children during worship when the Lord’s Supper is offered? You’ll find an abundance of ideas in the Worship Resources section of the Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit.
In the Family Resources section of the Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit you can access conversation starters, wondering questions, printable bookmarks, and more. Design: please show the front cover of this toolkit user’s guide.
Help other members of God’s family get a sense of how children understand the Lord’s Supper by making this Children and Communion resource available.
Communion: At Home
While each child’s developmental path is unique, there are common patterns in how children’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper typically develops. Children and Communion is a free resource that summarizes those patterns from preschool through the teenage years. Families will find it helpful for getting a sense of their child’s understanding of the Lord’s Supper.
Take It. Break It. Share It. Love It is a post that provides families with talking points on the topic of communion.
The five-session family devotional guide You’re Invited explains what the Lord’s Supper means, and this guide is designed to be used over and over again. Bonus: it includes information just for parents, to help deepen their own understanding of the Lord’s Supper.
If you’re part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you have questions about how to equip ministry leaders, parents, and caregivers with family faith practices and resources, one of Faith Formation Ministries’ Regional Catalyzers would love to talk with you about ideas and strategies.