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.
We will be updating this page regularly as more resources are released and we become aware of them. We especially look forward to the release of an interactive Easter resource from our friends at Bristol Schools Connection, following on from the success of their Christmas in a box. More details to follow!
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.
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.
#LiveLent God's Story Our Story - The Church of England have published their 2021 Lent reflections and actions which you can receive via their app, email or booklet. These may be used for individuals, families and church groups.
Living His Story - In the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2021, Hannah Steele uncovers liberating and practical ways of sharing the gospel story afresh.
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 Real Easter Egg range from The Meaningful Chocolate Company! The Easter Eggs are Fairtrade and free from palm oil, while the original and dark chocolate egg packaging is 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.
Evangelical Alliance, Great Commission - The EA have a wealth of resources including videos, testimonies, activities, children's resources books and more, which would be great to include in your church service or groups. Take a look here to browse.
Shift Worship - Shift worship provide a range of media to support church services or for sharing, including mini-movies, backgrounds and more. The below video is one on the Easter Story.
If you have any resources that you have found helpful, we'd love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org