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Baptism and Communion in the C&MA

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#1 douglas-oliver



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 08:26 AM

I am an Elder in a C&MA church.  Our children’s church leader has initiated a program where children (1 – 5th grade) are introduced to taking communion.  She does this in a very respectful manner that is intended to educate children about the importance and the practice of taking communion.


I have heard of parents murmuring about this practice of offering communion in children’s church.  While I find nothing in the Bible that explicitly prohibits this practice, it seems to me that there is the same (or perhaps a greater) Biblical expectation for comprehension for taking communion as there is for baptism.


My question is then: Is there any C&MA guidance regarding a C&MA church offering communion to young children who are not baptized (presumably because they are too young)?



Doug Oliver