When a child makes a public profession of faith, he or she is admitted to the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, thus the child becomes a “communicant,” or a “communing member.”
Communicants’ classes are held upon request for children who believe they are ready to make a public profession of faith. The class is based on the five membership vows. The pastor, in consultation with the parents, will determine the child’s preparedness.
We do not believe in a particular “age of accountability,” but rather seek to discern each child’s understanding of Christ and his/her need of Him.
After participating in the class, the child will meet with the session to give testimony to his/her faith in Christ. Following this meeting, the child will affirm membership vows in Sunday worship.
5 Questions of Membership
- Do you acknowledge yourselves to be sinners in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope save in His sovereign mercy?
- Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and rest upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
- Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will endeavor to live as becomes the followers of Christ?
- Do you promise to support the Church in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
- Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to study its purity and peace?