Do you practice open or closed communion?
We practice “responsible communion,” which is neither open nor closed. That is, according to the
Bible we have a responsibility to tell people what we believe (“we receive the body and blood of Jesus
Christ with the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of sins”), based on Matthew 26:26-28, Mark
14:22-24, Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 1 Corinthians 11:23-28. The person has the
responsibility to check with the Bible to ensure that it does teach that, and that the person agrees
with that. Administration is left with the local pastor as part of his pastoral care.