The elementary years could be a wonderful time for a child to start learning about communion. Knowing that the timing could differ from child to child, we have decided to put this Milestone on video so you can access it whenever your child is ready. The 30-minute video is designed to be watched with your child and includes several interactive elements. To prepare for teaching your child about this rich faith tradition and sacrament, read through the following steps. Then when you and your child are ready, we hope you have a wonderful time feasting at the Lord’s table together!

Prepare Before you Watch


Watch with your Child

The video is about 30 minutes, but feel free to break it up into two 15 minute segments if your kids get fidgety or need a break.


Invite Your Child to Partake in Communion With You

After all of the preparation, talk with your child about if they are ready to have communion with you. Sometimes even if they understand the meaning of communion, they may not be ready to take it.


Afterwards: Mark the Milestone!

Taking communion for the first time is a wonderful faith milestone. Like our other Milestones, marking this key spiritual moment in the life of your child in a way the child feels special is recommended and very meaningful. One idea is to plan a special outing with your child to enjoy before or after taking communion for the first time. Simply going out to a favorite restaurant for a meal or dessert could make the experience meaningful for both of you.


We hope this has been a helpful resource for you as we continue partnering in raising a Jesus-loving generation. If you have any additional questions or feedback, please feel free to contact the Pastor to Families, Brian Dietz, at


Other Milestones Webpages

Milestones: Intro
Milestone 1: The Call
Milestone 2: The Blessing
Milestone 3: The Disciple
Milestone 4: The Calendar
Milestone 6: The Bible