The Lord’s Supper is a privilege of membership in the Christian Church. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the elders of the church to admit to the Lord’s Supper only those who have been baptized and publicly confessed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and are members in good standing of a true and faithful church (Matt. 18:16-18; Heb. 13:17) – one which preaches the true gospel that sinners are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone (Gal. 1:8-9; 2:16).
It is the Church’s responsibility to remind all Christians of their personal responsibility to prepare their hearts for the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:27-29), to make sure they are confessing their sins to God, trusting in Jesus Christ alone for salvation, and obeying the Lord out of thankfulness for salvation. “For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself” (1 Cor. 11:29).
The bread and wine are symbols through which we believers are brought into communion with the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in a spiritual yet real way; and thus, our souls are spiritually nourished and strengthened (1 Cor. 10:16-17).
Therefore, to testify that you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are seeking to obey Him out of thankfulness, and are a member in good standing of a true and faithful church, please sign your name and list your home church. Thank you.