Lent is a time of reflection and preparation as we focus on Easter. It is also a time to reassess our spiritual pilgrimage and to take stock of our lives.
To encourage ourselves during Lent there are a number of resources that are available.
Some of these resources can be used individual or maybe in pairs or groups.
Diocese of Newcastle Lenten Study 2020
This has been a major work of the Diocesan Ministry Council led by Bishop Sonia Roulston. Each reflection has been prepared by a member of the clergy or laity of the Diocese. You will detect some common themes but also pick up some individual differences. The prayer of each writer is that you may grow in your relationship with God each day.
Into The Desert
40 days of Bible readings, reflections and prayers that will take you on a spiritual journey into the Australian wilderness.
Into the Desert combines Australian history and literature with the centuries old wisdom of Desert monasticism.
Into the Desert is available as an app or you can order printed copies from www.intothedesert.org.
Download the free app in the Apple and Android stores:
Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God
Readings for the first five Sundays of Lent. Bible study guide suitable for pairs or groups.
40acts: The Lent Generosity Challenge
Faith Pictures is a short course designed to help Christians talk naturally to friends, neighbours and colleagues about what they believe. The heart of the course is about helping people to identify a single picture or image that embodies something of their faith. This is because the kinds of communication which best stick in the mind are concrete and rooted in story.
The course aims to be accessible and light-hearted, without jargon or inflexible methods. It has a number of emphases not always found in faith-sharing courses. These include the avoidance of one-size-fits-all models and the importance of honesty and listening. Each session contains a short video and encourages discussion in pairs and as a whole group.