In November 2017, a group of laity and clergy gathered in Pueblo, Colorado to learn about creating vital worship from worship design expert Jason Moore. As part of their time together, they collaborated on a Lenten series for 2018. The fruit of their work is now available, free to use, to all churches in the Mountain Sky Area.
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3
Felt Need: We need to slow down and see what God is doing.
Metaphor: Time. We manage our time through our smartphones.
Theme/Title: Do you have the time?
Desired Outcome: We need to make the most of our time with God and others.
Scripture: Mark 1:9-15
Felt Need: We are tempted to fill our lives with busyness. We must break free.
Metaphor: Lots of alerts on the phone.
Theme/Title: Time to take charge
Desired Outcome: Be intentional this week to have time with God.
Set a reminder on your phone to pray.
Scripture: Mark 8:31-38
Felt Need: How do we set aside our desires for God’s desires?
Metaphor: Turning the phone off
Theme/Title: Time to give up
Desired Outcome: Look over your calendar and to-do list.
What are you doing for the wrong reasons?
Scripture: John 2:12-22
Felt Need: We complain about the state of things online. Time to do something.
Metaphor: Posting issues to social media
Theme/Title: Time to act
Desired Outcome: This week give an additional hour to God. Do something for others.
Scripture: John 3:14-21
Felt Need: How do we not judge but instead be the light that shines in darkness
Metaphor: The “flashlight” on your phone
Theme/Title: Time to see the light
Desired Outcome: Look over your texts and social media posts. Are you spreading love?
Scripture: John 12:20-33
Felt Need: Don’t do it alone and don’t put it off
Metaphor: A timer counting down
Theme/Title: Time is running out
Desired Outcome: Look at your
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11
Felt Need: When our anxiety is at its highest that is when we need slow down.
Metaphor: Slow-mo video on the phone or taking a picture
Theme/Title: Time to slow down
Desired Outcome: In the midst of hard things looking for celebrative moments