Group Studies for Lent


Whether you are part of a small group which meets regularly, or you are looking to run a group over Lent, here are some examples of Lent courses which you might like to use. You may also want to look at the book recommendations for a slightly different way of exploring together.

Bishop Christopher recommends…

Living in Love and Faith
Issues of gender and sexuality are intrinsic to people's experience: their sense of identity, their lives and the loving relationships that shape and sustain them. Living in Love and Faith sets out to inspire people to think more deeply both about what it means to be human, and to live in love and faith with one another. It tackles the tough questions and the divisions among Christians about what it means to be holy in a society in which understandings and practices of gender, sexuality and marriage continue to change.

Themes: Gender, Sexuality, Identity, Relationships, Love, Faith

Style: A book to read, and/or a 5 session course for groups

For who: Individuals and Groups

Find out more: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/features/living-in-love-and-faith

 

Other studes you might like to explore...

Finding a Voice: A Lent course on the King’s Speech
Based on the Oscar winning film 'The King's Speech', this is the Lent course to help you find your authentic identity and voice in Christ. Written by Hillary Brand.

Themes: Identity, Facing Fears

Style: Lent book study guide, to be use alongside the film (bought separately)

For who: Groups

Find out more: Finding a Voice by Hilary Brand | Fast Delivery at Eden | 9780232528930

 

Not a tame Lion: A Lent course based on the writings of C. S. Lewis
Hilary Brand's Lent course 'Not a Tame Lion' opens up the Bible using the popular Narnia films and their underlying Christian message. 

Themes: Lent and Easter

Style: Lent book study guide, to be used alongside the first two Narnia books or films

For who: Groups

Find out more: Not A Tame Lion by Hilary Brand | Fast Delivery at Eden | 9780232527001

 

Make #SlaveFree Normal
A 6 week video series created by the International Justice Mission (IJM) exploring modern slavery and learning how we can make choices to build a better world.

Themes: Social Justice

Style: Video Series

For who: Individuals or Groups

Find out more: https://www.ijmuk.org/slavefreeseries

 

The Prayer Course II: Unanswered Prayer
Released on 17 February, this is a 5 week series follow on to the Prayer Course designed to provoke honest conversation around the hardest and most personal questions we ask about prayer. Each session of the course will consist of a video, hosted by Pete Greig and Gemma Huntexploring Jesus’ journey to the cross and drawing on themes and stories from Pete’s book, God on Mute. Each video will also feature an interview with a special guest sharing their experience of God at work in the midst of extreme challenges to their faith. Accompanying discussion guides to each session will enable you and your group to go deeper in conversation, unpacking themes in detail and praying through challenges and uncertainties together.

Themes: Prayer, Unanswered Prayer

Style: Video Series

For who: Individuals or Groups

Find out more: https://prayercourse.org/prayercourse2/