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2017 Family/Small Group Study for Lent

Click HERE for your copy of our 2017 Family/Small Group Study Booklet

Intention: To come together as small groups and begin a 6 week journey through Lent.

These groups can gather based on geographical locations and people can invite neighbors…

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Form groups and use the church as a place to gather….

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Meet at locations specific to a group’s needs.

We will be providing the opportunity to create and/or join an intentional small group designed for spiritual growth with a limited time commitment. This will be a great opportunity to practice our discipleship outside the church!

The season of Lent is a wonderful time to start weekly family devotions. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (this year, March 1, 2017) and lasts forty days (not including the Sundays). Sundays are excluded because those are the days we remember Jesus’ resurrection. Every Sunday is a little celebration of Easter and thus a time of joy.

Historically, the Christian church has recognized Lent as a time to bring people closer to God. Individuals and groups engage in Bible study, in mission and service, and in fasting to prepare themselves for Easter.

The 40 days of Lent are symbolic of Jesus’ time in the wilderness before he began his ministry. During that time, he was tempted; but he stayed true to God.

Provided here are Scriptures and suggestions of activities to use during a family time of devotion for the weeks of Lent.

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