What is communion?
Communion is the way in which Christians remember Jesus’ death on the cross when he forgave our sins and made us right with God. At our church, this involves drinking a small cup of grape juice, symbolizing Jesus’ blood, and eating a small cracker which represents Jesus’ body. These are powerful symbols meant to remind us of the profound, selfless love Jesus has for us and to compel us to humbly come to terms with our own sin and self-centeredness.
Five questions you might have about communion at BC:
- Where did the idea of Communion come from?
It isn’t something we came up with on our own; it was instituted by Jesus himself in the Bible (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
- What do I have to do to take Communion?
You don’t need to be a member of our church or denomination to participate in Communion. Anyone who has made a commitment to follow Christ as their Savior is welcome to participate.
- When does Communion happen at BC?
It takes place only on the first Sunday of every month at all three of our worship services (Sat 5:30pm, Sun 8:30 & 11am)
- Can kids take Communion?
We leave this up to the discretion of their parents to decide whether or not they’ve made the decision to follow Jesus and are ready to take Communion.
- Are the bread and cup more than just symbols?
In our denomination, we do not believe that the bread and cup become the literal body and blood of Jesus. We believe that they are important, compelling symbols instituted by Jesus for us to remember his death and to help keep us grounded and obedient to God.