Lent Courses

 #GiveUpSlavery

The Clewer Initiative’s Lent challenge introduces one industry a week that is touched by slavery- with challenges, each based around a different aspect of modern slavery. For example one week asks you to see whether your favourite tea is ethically sourced, and another prompts you to investigate where the minerals in your phone come from. The aims of the campaign are to raise awareness of modern slavery, and encourage people to think more deeply about the purchasing decisions they make.

https://www.theclewerinitiative.org/news/2018/1/23/this-lent-we-are-asking-you-to-give-up-slavery

 
 
#LiveLent - Let Your Light Shine
 
The Church of England Lent course takes you on a six week discipleship journey in 2018 through the Gospel of John, exploring what it means to be a witness.  For each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day there is a short reading, a pause for reflection and prayer, and an idea for a simple action that will enable the light of Jesus to shine through our everyday lives.  #LiveLent – Let Your Light Shine is written by John Kiddle (author of the best-selling #GodWithUs) in association with Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. 
 
 
 
All Things Are Possible
The USPG Lent course for 2018 looks at how Anglican Churches around the world are supporting global development.  It has a focus on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which replaced the Millennium Development Goals.  In particular, USPG have been inspired by the growing understanding among governments, the UN and other actors that faith-based organisations have a key role to play in global development.
 
 
40 Stories of Hope
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland have partnered with Hope for a Lent course which is based on the book 40 Stories of Hope.  There are weekly downloads for individual reflection and group discussion, plus the 40 Stories of Hope book for those who prefer daily study during Lent.  The stories within the course and book give a unique insight into prison life and point to the hope we can find as followers of Jesus.
 
 
 
Lent Bible Reflections: Giving Thanks Send a Cow reflect on the organisation’s small beginnings in the UK 30 years ago and its current work with the marginalised in rural Africa. The course seeks to inspire people as to how God can use each of us and equip us for his calling; and reflect on what God has to say to you today through his word.  The reflections can be used individually or as part of a group and there are questions to contemplate at the end of each section.
 
 
 
Making All Things New 
Embrace the Middle East offer a six-session guide revisiting beloved Bible passages and bringing to life God’s passion for bringing about new beginnings. Each session also includes prayers, a ‘fresh look’ reflection and simple practical actions you can take to help change the lives of the vulnerable in the Middle East.  There are also stories told by Embrace’s Christian partners in the Middle East who are working to make things new in powerfully redemptive ways.
 
 
 
Feast or Famine: How the Gospel Challenges Austerity - An Ekklesia Lent Course for Groups and Individuals
This is a five-week Lent course for groups and individuals. Based on the core gospel theme of feast versus famine, it looks at the practical issues of austerity versus plenty in modern Britain. In the way of Christ people grow together through sharing, and are divided by hoarding. By renewing understanding of what this means for individuals, churches and communities can transform the way they respond to the impact of austerity both locally and globally
 
 
 
Living Faith: Cover to Cover Lent Study Guide
Over six studies, Krish Kandiah looks at the final words of Jesus on the cross, as recorded in the Gospels. Seeing each of these sayings as a unique invitation to connect with God, he invites participants to discover another level of living faith and hear and respond to Jesus' gracious words which welcome us: to forgiveness, to service, to hope, to adoption, to empathy and to trust.
 

Hungry for Change

Church Urban Fund’s Lent course focuses on food poverty, one of the most obvious signs of disparity in our society in recent years.  It looks at the injustice, failure of generosity and distribution behind food poverty and asks whether the situation is a product of wrong human choices or a lack of God’s provision- these sorts of questions will foster healthy debate over the five-week course.

https://www.cuf.org.uk/lent-course-2018?bblinkid=79356344&bbemailid=6907773&bbejrid=524503866

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