Communion

Why do you take communion every week?

Because it is Biblical and historical.

The Bible does not make it sufficiently clear that the celebration of communion is required wherever and whenever true Christian worship occurs. However, the clear pattern in the Scriptures is that the apostolic church celebrated communion as one of the regular elements of worship (Luke 22:19, Acts 2:42; 20:7; I Cor. 11:17-20; cf. 14:26).

Because of what we believe about communion.

We believe that communion is a "means of grace" through which the Lord richly blesses us. We believe it is not just a remembering of the work of Christ, but a present communion with Christ himself (I Cor. 10:16), where we find strength, renewal, and spiritual nourishment.

Because it encourages us to experience Jesus and the gospel.

For a culture that is visually and experientially oriented, the Eucharist (biblical word that means "thanksgiving") presents the gospel in a three-dimensional, visual manner and urges us to come to Christ that we might "taste and see that the Lord is good" (Psalm 24:8). Because a person must be a genuine Christian before receiving communion, it also provides us with a winsome alternative to what some churches have in an "altar call." As we "proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (I Cor. 11:26), we invite everyone to consider their standing before God and place their faith in him.