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What is Lent?



Lent is 40 days set aside for Christians to spend time strengthening their relationship with God, themselves and with others.


Before Jesus began his earthly ministry, he spent 40 days in the wilderness.

Jesus spent this time strengthening His relationship with God and His understanding of what God had called Him to.

All of this was to strengthen for the journey ahead of Him.



In the same way, Lent invites us to pause a piece of our lives to make space to grow in our relationship with God, ourselves and others.


I love Lent! I love that there is time each year to pause and grow. I love that there are ways I can grow on my own and ways we can grow as a community!


This Lent, I invite you to join the journey! Each intentional step we make to grow in our relationship with God is an important step that will help us in the journey ahead.


There are an infinite ways to experience Lent. You may know exactly how you want to experience Lent this year. Or, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of it all.


If you are looking for ways to experience Lent, I want to share a few options with you!

Reflect on these questions. . . 

  • How do you want to grow spiritually during these 40 days of Lent?

  • Is there anything you would like to change?

  • What would you like to see different about yourself when Easter arrives?

  • How can you choose to grow closer in your relationship with God over the next 40 days?

What can I use to help me through Lent? 

1. This year, we are using a word of the week.   We will post the word focus each Friday.

2. Break Trail Daily Devo
If you are a hiker, you know a trail-breaker is someone who walks ahead, makes a new way and invited others to follow.  That’s exactly what Jesus did for us.  IN this 30 day devotional series, we will see how Jesus showed us a new way of living and knowing God.
Youth are invited to go on a daily devotional journey this lent.  Beginning March 1st, we will participate in a devotional from the Bible App.  


3. Break trail Mondays: March 13, 20, 27 & April 3rd
Youth are invited to log on to a Devotion Discuss and Prayer time.  We will meet 8-8:30pm on Zoom.  We will read a devotion from the week and discuss it. We will close with a time of prayer together, over zoom.  There’s no preparation required! Simply show up!

4. Take a guided Prayer Walk by video or audio. (on this page)
You can walk the canal path (Black Rock Rd entrance) or be anywhere else!  Take time, reflect and listen.  

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