Read in 1 min Family Ministry Resources » Family Ministry Ideas » At-home Activities » Leader Tips & Tools » Building Partnerships with Parents » Equipping Parents as Spiritual Leaders Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email A Calendar for Lent to Share With Families at Your Church Published: February 17, 2023 Share this FREE downloadable resource for Lent with families at your church. Lent prepares us for Easter! It begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the Saturday before Easter Sunday. That’s a little over 40 days! During Lent, we think about how much Jesus gave up for us. You see, Jesus is God’s special Son. Though he was God, Jesus became human. Jesus gave up his life so we can be freed from the power of sin and death. (Jesus’ friend, Paul, explains this more in Philippians 2:5-11. Check it out!) During Lent, we remember Jesus’ sacrifice for all people, and we choose to give up things, too. Some people choose to fast during Lent. That means they give up things like food, TV, or video games and choose to spend that time thinking and talking about Jesus instead. It’s a little way for us to sacrifice something for Jesus to show our love and gratitude. Encourage families at your church to give it a try! This little calendar for Lent will help. Families will find repeated activities to do together at the beginning, middle, and end of each week. Each week, family members will give up a show, a story, and a dessert, spending time with each other and with Jesus instead. We pray that these simple experiences will create meaningful moments for families in your church during this season of Lent. May they grow closer friendships with Jesus and each other as they prepare to celebrate Easter this year. For even more family ideas, check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!