Knowing when and how to take communion can be difficult. After all, we want to do Christ's will, but fear to do so unworthily. For church leaders and pastors the issues are even more complex. How do we fence the table? Do we allow children and visitors to take the Lord's Supper? Do we open up to any professing Christians, or just to our members? Church leaders must not only safeguard themselves, but all their flock as well, lest any eat or drink unworthily.
In view of these complexities, we here at Joffre The Giant have taken the time to draw up two flow-charts to aid both lay-people and church leaders in their prayerful meditations over how and when to take the Supper of Jesus Christ. We hope that these are helpful, and not overly-complex.
First, for the man in the pew, who is wondering whether or not he should take communion as it passes by him on Sunday:
Now for pastors and church leaders, as they seek to best preserve the Supper.