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I’ve never had to address coniummon with my daughter before, as she’s always been in the nursery or childrens’ church during it. However, this past Sunday, they brought the kids in from childrens’ church (w/o warning the parents they were going to do so), so I had to quietly explain to my daughter that she wasn’t old enough yet to have any. Though she has trust Christ as her Savior, I feel it is best to have her wait til she’s a bit older (probably around age 5, as that is also when I was allowed to start) to partake in coniummon. The issue came up again today at Aldi, when I bought some oyster crackers (what our church uses for the bread). I had an opportunity to then explain to her what coniummon is about and why I wanted her to wait. Communion and baptism are both important to observe, but I feel it is best to have my children be able to explain WHY to me before allowing them to blindly observe them.Ashley Pichea recently posted..
I think every model is attractional and msaisonil, and here’s why. Let’s say North Point is “attractional”, well, I bet over 60% of their unchurched visitors are invited. So, somebody was msaisonil in their lives before inviting them to church. Let’s say somebody is “missional” and they are part of a house church, well, if an unchurched person meets them and their life isn’t “attractive”, meaning they don’t see something different about them that they are encouraged by, they would be less likely to connect with them, and subsequently Jesus. People aren’t flocking to the crazy street corner evangelists .because nothing about their life attracts someone to Jesus. Every model is some of both, it just depends on how much of each. I also think you can’t look at one church (Granger) and assume that because they’re effective the church attendance numbers in the whole city should be rising. My city has 1.5 million people, and off-hand I would imagine 90% of our churches are plateaued or declining. It would take a host of healthy, growing churches to reverse that number. That problem isn’t just the models, it’s the implementation of the models. I do believe the so-called attractional model is completely Biblical, when applied well. Not to mention I don’t think the Bible left us with a specific model, because the Church needs many models that change with culture and time. The early church had large gatherings that attracted thousands, and had house churches as well.