WHAT IS COMMUNION?
Ever wondered why Christians eat a small piece of bread and drink a sip of wine(or grape juice) in church services? Communion uses bread as a symbol for Jesus’ body and wine as a symbol for His blood. Yes, it sounds strange. But why do Christians talk about eating Jesus’ body and drinking His blood?
WHY DO WE TAKE COMMUNION?
Jesus started the tradition of communion. He instructed His followers to use bread and wine to remember the sacrifice He was going to make when He died for our sins on the cross (1 Corinthians 11:23-26). Jesus called Himself “the bread of life,” which means that we’re nourished by Him, we survive because of Him, and He satisfies us when everything else leaves us empty (John 6:48-51). There’s a connection between our nearness to Jesus, believing in Him, and being fulfilled by Him (John 6:35).
WHEN DO I TAKE COMMUNION?
No where does Jesus say when and how often to take communion. We believe it is between you and Jesus how often you wish to take communion. All we want do at Changepoint is make it freely available every service making sure you can take it any time you feel lead to.
WHERE IS COMMUNION ON A SUNDAY?
You will find the bread (gluten free option available) and grape juice either side of the auditorium at the Tauranga Location. You are welcome to take it anytime during the music part of the service.
DO WE EVER TAKE COMMUNION ALL TOGETHER?
Yes we do from time to time take Communion altogether especially on Good Friday where we spend the service remembering Jesus dieing on the cross. This would be announced at the beginning of the service and is handed out to everyone by hosting team.