Children at the Lord's Table [webinar]

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Children at the Lord's Table [webinar]

  1. 1. Children at the Lord’s Table
  2. 2. Children at the Lord’s TableGoalTo understand Synod 2010’s decision towelcome children to the Lord’s Supper andto share suggestions for introducing andimplementing this change in ourcongregations.
  3. 3. Children at the Lord’s TableOutline1. Children at the Table – background comments2. Guiding principles for introducing this change3. Examples from around the CRC4. Questions and answers
  4. 4. Children at the Lord’s TableSynod 1995Recommends that churches encourageyounger children to make profession offaith.
  5. 5. Children at the Lord’s TableSynod 2006Agrees to the admission of all baptizedchildren on the basis of their fullmembership in the covenant community.
  6. 6. Children at the Lord’s TableSynod 2007Does not adopt the change; appoints theFaith Formation Committee.
  7. 7. Children at the Lord’s TableMandateTo deepen the integration of biblicalteaching; confessional norms; churchpolity; and liturgical, educational, andpastoral practices in the CRC with respectto (1) participation in the Lord’s Supper,and (2) public profession of faith.
  8. 8. Children at the Lord’s TableSynod 2010All baptized members who come with age-and ability-appropriate faith in Jesus Christare welcome to the Lord’s Table and calledto obey the scriptural commands aboutparticipation. . . in an age- and ability-appropriate way, under the supervision ofthe elders.
  9. 9. Children at the Lord’s TableSynod 2011Approves committee’s recommendationand the proposed church order changes.
  10. 10. Children at the Lord’s TableWebsitewww.crcna.org/faithformation
  11. 11. Children at the Lord’s TablePoll 1Which of these statements best describesyour congregation?
  12. 12. Children at the Lord’s TableNow what?
  13. 13. Children at the Lord’s TableIntroducing change: some considerations…
  14. 14. Children at the Lord’s TableIntroducing Change• Put together a team to plan the process.• Resolve the issue of profession of faith.• Establish a process; designate those who are involved with each step.• Receive the approval of council.• Designate a Sunday to begin.• Prepare and educate the congregation.• Prepare and educate parents.• Prepare and educate children.• Welcome children—and celebrate their presence.
  15. 15. Children at the Lord’s TableIntroducing Change• Follow up. Put plan in place for an ongoing process for inviting children to the Table.
  16. 16. Children at the Lord’s TablePoll 2Which of these statements best describesyour congregation on the importance ofchildren making some statement of faithprior to participating in the sacrament?
  17. 17. Children at the Lord’s Table
  18. 18. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRC
  19. 19. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRCWhat is the role of elders or council in yourchurchs plan for welcoming children to theTable?
  20. 20. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRCWhat part do parents play in theirchildren’s participation in the sacrament?(Do they initiate the process or respond toan invitation from the church leaders?)
  21. 21. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRCWhat kind (if any) of response or faithstatement do you ask of the children priorto their coming to the Table?
  22. 22. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRCHow does the congregation acknowledge orwelcome children who come to the Tablefor the first time?
  23. 23. Children at the Lord’s TableAround the CRCWhat blessings has your congregationexperienced as it has welcomed children tothe Lord’s Supper?
  24. 24. Children at the Lord’s TableQ&A
  25. 25. Children at the Lord’s TableLearn more: www.crcna.org/faithformationContact us: faithformation@crcna.org
  26. 26. Children at the Lord’s TableThank You

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