Sarah Gregory is the Communications Coordinator for CEF. Sarah has a MACE from Garrett-Evangelical Seminary. She writes as a freelance writer for Deep Blue Rotations and has worked in neighborhood churches as a Director of Discipleship, Worship Leader, and Nursing Dwelling Chaplain.
Discovering the suitable sources for Lent and Easter for your neighborhood can be difficult. I have highlighted 5 that I consider function properly for bridging age gaps and uniting the complete congregation. What sources are you making use of?
#Picturelent is a totally free on the internet resource. It is a joint project in between Rio Texas and Michigan Annual conference with sponsorship by Deep Blue Connect and Sparkhouse Publishing Residence. #Picturelent is a everyday on the internet devotional and image challenge for social media customers. Each and every devotional encourages action and queries, generating the resource versatile for compact groups, individual devotions, and on the internet communities. (Complete disclosure, I wrote the entry for April 17th this year.)
Illustrated Children’s Ministry Lenten Coloring Projects are not just for little ones. Complete churches can collect to bring colour and life to the vibrant and modern day coloring sheets. When I was a Director of Discipleship, I made use of the coloring sheets with compact groups of all ages, then posted the completed function all through the church at Easter to bring a small colour to the sanctuary and hallways.
Celebrate a Deep Blue Family members Easter Books--These inexpensive Easter booklets function the Deep Blue Little ones on an egg hunt. The story characteristics the symbol of the Easter Egg and aids kids fully grasp the story of Easter. New this year to the Easter Books, households will obtain discussion queries inside to guide the complete household via the story collectively. If your church does an Easter Egg hunt, take into consideration having these books as a way to tie collectively your joyful celebration and the Easter story.
Totally free Lenten Coloring Calendar by Kathy Wadsley have been featured on our web page ahead of and for fantastic cause. The Calendars correspond to the Lenten readings and guide customers via scriptures for their Lenten practices. You can obtain the coloring calendars in English of Spanish.
The CEF Lent Sources Weblog Post- These sources posted in 2018 nonetheless give unbelievable insight guidance and suggestions. Look at Lent in a bag, Lenten image books, holy week activities, or intergenerational lent events.
Want to know a lot more about Lenten theology and practice? Verify out these good sources.
Lent Worship Arranging by Discipleship Ministries
Lent 101 by Upper Area
Ash Wednesday for Little ones by Discipleship Ministries