Lent is traditionally a time of reflection and contemplation of who we are and how we live as God’s people. Our hope is that we can engage with this sacred season intentionally and begin to teach our children what it looks like to engage with spiritual disciplines and deepen their understand and relationship with God. We’ve put together several Lent Guides to help you engage with the season as a family. Choose to do one of these devotionals, or do them all. The choice is yours!
Love Builds Up Family Challenge – Easter fills the world to overflowing, we will all finally see and treat each other – and ourselves – as God sees and treats us. Meanwhile, though, it’s hard down here and we could all use a little practice. So to get our spiritual muscles and emotional health good and strong, beautiful and ready to participate in the Easter that’s already creeping through the land, we’re going to do a little training! For each of the six weeks of Lent, spend some time at the beginning of the week (Sunday night, maybe?) reading the Bible passage together. Talk as a family about that week’s topic, using the enclosed conversation prompts if that helps. Commit to taking on an action or practice from that week, then just watch as the Realm of God fills, strengthens, and beautifies your house and the world! Download the guide here.
Level Up Easter Devotional from Grow (7 days) – Gives families an opportunity to grow in their faith together with a seven day family devotional that combines simple activities, Scripture and discussion starters based on Holy Week and the Resurrection of Jesus. Download the guide here.
“Her” DCC Season of Teaching – In both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures there are endless references to the Divine as a woman – a mother, a sister, a midwife, a nurse – the list seems endless. Yet, for many, we are not well versed in seeing or understanding God as a woman. But if we learn to see what is in plain sight our understanding of the Divine will grow, our connection will deepen and our vision will expand – all in healthy and helpful ways. All of this can happen, when we learn to speak of God as “she.” Engage with conversations around “Her” by downloading weekly resources here.