Passages Christian Fellowship
Saturday, July 21, 2018
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PASSAGES KIDS

At Passages Church, our kids are valued as the blessing that they are.  And we make church fun so they will love coming!  Our Passages Kids team works hard each week to make God’s Word relevant and fun to even the youngest child.  All of our leaders are background checked and screened to ensure a safe environment for all in our children’s ministry.
 
Do your kids have questions about communion?  Scroll down this page for a parent resource on how to talk to your kids about communion. 
 
 

PASSAGES NURSERY - BIRTH TO 23 MONTHS

Our Passages Kids leaders are friendly and caring, and are ready to share God’s love with your baby while you enjoy the worship service each Sunday.  For your convenience, we have a private area for the nursing mother within the nursery, as well as a diaper changing station and comfy chairs for those ever-important morning naps.  Feel free to stop by the nursery and ask any questions you may have!


PASSAGES KIDS - preschool & elementary

At Passages, we believe that God has designed parents to be the primary teachers of the faith (Deut. 6; Psalm 78) and that the church then takes a secondary role in teaching kids about Christ.  It can be quite overwhelming for a parent to hear this – between soccer practices and dance lessons, you might be thinking, “Where will I find the time to teach my kids about Christ?!”

But don’t worry, you aren’t alone.  Our Preschool and Elementary leaders at Passages will come alongside you to equip and support you in this endeavor.  It’s all about learning to create “environments” in your home that allow space for the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of your kids.  Because remember, He truly is the One that causes spiritual formation to happen! 

Each Sunday at 10am, your preschooler (2 – 5 years old) will enjoy going to The Playhouse for age-appropriate worship songs, games and activities to hear “The Big God Story” in ways they can understand.  Your K-6th graders will experience worship with you, and then will be dismissed to their own building for their lesson and small group time.  Being in worship with you is just another way YOU can model for your children what it means to worship and follow Christ.   

All of our Passages leaders wear bright blue “Passages Kids” shirts, so you never have to guess who is responsible for your child.  If you have any questions, please stop one of us – we are happy to help!  Click here to contact our Children’s Director, David Stephens, for more information.

 



HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT COMMUNION

Dear Parents,

Once a month, we celebrate communion communion as a church family during the worship service.  Because our K-6th grade kids stay with you during worship, they will see this celebration take place, and most likely will have questions regarding what they see and hear.  Here is a resource that will help you lead your kids to an understanding of what communion is and why we celebrate it.  If you have additional questions, click here to contact our Children's Director, David Stephens.

 

Taken from “Break In: How to Know Christ” by Craig Jutila

 

As Christians, we take communion to remember what Jesus did for us.  His body was broken for us on the cross.  We take and eat the bread to remind us Jesus physically had to die to bring us to God.  Our sin required a perfect sacrifice of atonement.  Christ was that sacrifice.  Through the shedding of Christ’s precious blood, payment for sins has been made.  This is the symbolism of the cup of grape juice that we drink.  It symbolizes through faith in Jesus we are now members of Christ’s new covenant and have received the gift of eternal life in His name.  Communion is a symbol of what Jesus did for us on the cross and should be done often enough to remember what Christ did for us.

 

Christ’s last supper

            Read Mark 14:22-24.  During Jesus’ last meal with His disciples He handed them two things.  What were they?

 

Observes Christ’s death

            1 Corinthians 11:26 tells us why we eat the bread and drink the cup of grape juice.  In your own words, write down why we do this.

 

Memory of Christ’s broken body

            Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-24.  What does the bread symbolize?

 

Memory of Christ’s blood

            According to 1 Corinthians 11:25, the cup of grape juice is a symbol of what?

 

Understanding the symbols

            What does the word “symbol” mean?  Write out your own definition.

 

Needs to be done reverently

            Look up the word “reverently” in a dictionary.  In one word, what does it mean to be reverent?

 

Important to thank Jesus for what He did

            According to 1 Corinthians 15:3, what did Jesus do for us?

 

Opportunity to remember Christ’s suffering

            According to Hebrews 2:9, Jesus suffered something for us.  What was it?

 

Never forget what Jesus did

            By taking communion on a regular basis, we remember what Jesus did for us on the cross.