An Illustrated Lent for Families
Illustrated Children’s Ministry loves being able to offer a Lenten family resource, An Illustrated Lent for Families.
In case you missed it on our blog, please take a few minutes to read a review of a previous version of An Illustrated Lent for Families by the Bishop of the Diocese of Indianapolis, The Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Rev. Baskerville-Burrows wrote the following about last year’s devotional resource:
The illustrations are beautifully drawn and invite—almost compel—one to get out the markers and spend time with it. The devotions that are assigned to each week are easily adapted for whatever age person is in the conversation. They don’t presume that you’ve been to seminary to engage the questions and they serve as prompts for how we are called to live as Jesus would have us live. [Read more here…]
An Illustrated Lent for Families typically includes devotionals, activity sheets and coloring sheets for families to use together as they journey through Lent.
We know that there are churches who enjoy creating their own devotional resources for families in their congregations – but we are also aware of how time-consuming that can be. We want to be able to resource and support families, as well as provide a theologically-rich resource for churches to feel comfortable sending home with their children and families. We have over 50s denominations who use our materials, so you will find that our materials work in a variety of different theological settings and contexts.
People have really enjoyed our Illustrated Lent (as well as our Illustrated) Advent families.
When you purchase An Illustrated Lent for Families (the 2017 edition), we will provide you with:
- Family Devotions: Seven Weeks of Family Devotions that are simple, but meaningful. The seven devotions are based on Gospel readings from the Revised Common Lectionary for Lent 2017. Each devotion includes discussion questions, an activity and a suggested memory verse for each week.
- Coloring Sheets: There are seven coloring sheets that focus on each of the seven memory verses that go along with the devotions.
- Activity Sheets: Each devotion is also accompanied by an activity sheet that families and children can do together.
You can see a few examples of the coloring sheets below (they don’t come colored – but this is just so you can see what they could look like):
Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters + Devotional
In addition to An Illustrated Lent for Families, we previously illustrated and created giant coloring posters based on the 14 Scriptural Stations of the Cross. We had over 1500 churches around the world use these posters during Lent, and if you’re interested, we still have the digital poster files available here.
But we know there may be some families who would like to do some more coloring with each other during Lent. So we have made our Stations of the Cross Coloring Posters into 8.5×11 Coloring Sheets, and we have also created a devotional guide that has reflections and discussion questions for both children and adults. Check below for more information if you’re interested in either of these resources: