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Lent and Easter Resources

We have found some great resources from lots of different organisations to help you and your church connect with God this Lent and Easter time. These resources include daily devotionals, small group sessions, children's activities and church services.

Most of the following resources are free, however, a few have a small charge or ask for a donation. When using videos, please do visit the site of the video you're interested in using to check its usage terms. Further copyright information and using videos in a church setting is available here

Resources for Lent

inHope Lent Reflection Series - This great booklet created by inHope focuses on the aspects of life that people lose due to homelessness such as identity, network, health, opportunities, purpose, enjoyment. It's full of weekly reflections, discussion questions, bible verses and a weekly challenge and would work well for individuals, churches, home groups and youth groups. 

Count your Blessings - Take a look at the Christian Aid Count Your Blessings Calendar for Lent 2020! This resource will encourage you to count as many blessings as you can as well as engage with and pray for issues across the world that cause people to have to flee their homes.  Children can also get involved with the Children's calendar available to order here!

Worship in the Wilderness - Engage Worship has put together a brilliant resource pack for the run-up to Easter. It includes services and planners for church leaders to use as well as a devotional book that can be used by individuals.

40 Stories of Hope - This is an amazing book that includes forty testimonies which can be read daily in the run-up to Easter as well as weekly group studies which are great for small groups during Lent.

40 Acts Challenge - This challenge encourages us to take on a 'generosity challenge' each day (apart from Sundays) during Lent and includes a daily bible-based blog too! It's ideal to do on your own or with a group.

 

40 Acts Challenge (Schools) - Following the above 40 Acts Challenge this schools pack from Scripture Union, Stewardship and Faith in Schools encourages children to get creative about generosity and do something for others in their school. The resource includes bible based assemblies, lessons, an introductory guide, a new challenge for each of the 40 days and a certificate for completing the 40 Acts. You will need to sign up but the project is free.

 

The Lent Cross Challenge - The Diocese of Bath and Wells Youth and Children's Go Team have come up with this great challenge which keeps the cross at the heart of Lent and Easter. The challenge is to create 40 crosses over the 40 days of Lent.

 

Slave Free Lent - IJM have created this 40 day challenge to encourage us to join the fight against slavery.

Resources for Easter

Bristol Schools Connection - Easter Resources pack - Bristol Schools Connection have put together this great collection of free resources designed to help you share the Easter Story with Primary School children in your community. Read the Leader's guide first.

Scripture Union - Easter Alive 2020 - This Easter Resource pack is free to download and includes some fantastic ideas for Easter activities for children and young people, family fun days and sharing the good news of Easter with your family. 

Why Easter? - This booklet encourages small groups and individuals to think about their relationships with Jesus and explores many questions people have about the Christian Faith. We really like it's user-friendly and relatable style.

Real Easter Egg- Take a look at the 2020 Real Easter Egg range from The Meaningful Chocolate Company! The Easter Eggs are Fairtrade and are also free from Palm Oil. The original and dark chocolate eggs packaging are also plastic free. Each egg includes an Easter Story activity booklet.

Life Words Easter Resources - Lifewords have some brilliant booklets which are free to download. Each booklet explores the Easter Story in different ways and all aim to provide space for reflecting and connecting with God.

Speak Life - Easter Videos - Speak Life have a collection of moving videos for Easter. Some would be brilliant to share in church services or on social media and others would work well in small groups. Below is, 'Unwinnable: The Game That's True To Life' - a documentary on the story of the game, 'That Dragon, Cancer' which is based on the true life story of Joel Green's battle with cancer. The second video is, 'That Dragon, Death' which is a shorter version of the documentary.

Who do you say I am? - This is a great book that could be given away in church services. The following video accompanies the book and would work well on social media, and in home groups and church services.

Bible Society - Three Friends and the Miracle Man - This story imagines three children who witnessed Jesus’ miracles taking a journey to the empty tomb and discovering who he really is. Check out more Easter Resources including a booklet to go along with this video, children's Easter activities and more from Bible Society here.

Great Commission and Evangelical Alliance - These videos are powerful testimonies that tell of how Jesus transforms lives through his forgiveness and unfailing love. These could be great to use in Sunday services or small groups. Click here to browse their whole collection!

Easter Story-Shift Worship

A Very Special Easter- Steele House Media


If you have any resources that you have found helpful, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at admin@mullers.org