Have you ever thought it would be great if we celebrated communion more often? Communion can be a powerful time of worship, and itdoesn’t have to happen Sunday mornings or on a Night of Worship.
Your Community Group is a great place to celebrate what Jesus has done in all of your lives, and to remember the sacrifice he made on your behalf. As a tight-knit community of believers, you come together each week just like the gatherings that met in homes in the first-century church. Your meetings are times to connect, grow spiritually and relationally, and remember the depth and breadth of Jesus' love. Communion is a vital part of that remembering.
The apostle Paul wrote this in Ephesians 3:16–18:
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
That's our prayer for you and your group. So, we’d love for you to be able to experience communion together on a more regular basis. In order to help you navigate that process, we’ve prepared this Celebrating Communion in Group resource. It tells you everything you need to have and everything you need to do to celebrate communion with your group members. It also answers some frequently asked questions about celebrating communion in a small group environment.
If you have questions or need further guidance, contact your Groups Director. He or she is happy to help.