Several pastors and laypersons have recently told me about their plans to focus on the Five Practices as a Lenten series or study. Some have asked if there are any special resources for this. In short, Iím not aware of anything focused on the Five Practices that is particularly written or designed with the Lenten season in mind.
However, I have a couple suggestions. First, if you are interested in a five or six week adult study using the book, I would direct you to the FivePractice.org website, and ask that you click on ìResources.î There you will see some materials for adult group study, teaching, leading. Brenda Stobbeís resources are excellent and provocative and offer some excellent leadership tips and discussion questions. Also there is the Cokesbury book study guide, and a more leadership oriented resource byÖ..
Second, I would remind the blog readers and those using and visiting the FivePractices.org website, that this is an ìopen accessî format, and that we actively invite people to share resources that they create that help make the Five Practices useful in various settings and contexts. In other words, let me encourage you to design/write/create your own plan for using the Five Practices during Lent, and then share your plan, your outlines, your suggestions with all of us through the Resources section of FivePractices.org. We would happily share your ideas and plans with others, and present them in a downloadable form so other can use them.
Any creative ideas for using the Five Practices this spring, and especially during Lent? Weíd love to hear from you.
Thank you for all you do!
Yours in Christ,