Lenten Resources for Churches

February 11, 2016
Lent is here! The season of Lent is a time of reflection, repentance, and preparation. Below you will find resources to help you as you prepare and plan for this year’s Lenten season for your church.

What is Lent?
Here is an article on what Lent is:
http://alivenow.upperroom.org/?s=lent 101

Watch this quick video on the purpose of Lent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3L3c23MfC0

A Call to Worship for the Lent season: http://6a3.b42.myftpupload.com/2015/02/lent-call-and-confession/

Ash Wednesday:
Here is a video on what is Ash Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFAmmlezot4

Looking for sermon ideas? http://preachingcollective.seedbed.com/2016/01/22/untitled-3/

What if we are snowed in on Ash Wednesday?  Here are some creative ideas:

Children and Families Lent Study:

Looking for ways to engage children in worship: http://worshipingwithchildren.blogspot.com/2016/01/year-c-observing-lent-and-easter-in-2016.html

Here is way to teach children about giving back to God during Lent: http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/coins-for-lent

Youth Ministry:
Here are some resources to help make Lent meaningful for youth http://www.rethinkingyouthministry.com/search?q=lent
Other Resources:
Digital media can be a great tool to reach people during Lent. Here are some ways to use digital media during Lent: http://www.interpretermagazine.org/departments/online-engagement-ideas-for-lent

For more resources, check out: http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/worship/church-civic-holidays/lent