Lent Resources for 2015

Lent is a word that Baptists have not used a lot; however, it is such a wonderful opportunity for people of faith to join with others all over the world in a season of devotion, prayer and personal reflection. We could imagine Lent as a course of enhancing our spiritual fitness and digging deeper into the life that Christ gives to us, and calls us to live. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (18 Feb this year) and leads into a 6 week preparation for Easter.

There are a number of resources and options that you might like to consider, and we have listed some below.

Common Grace

Common Grace,  in partnership with the Bible Society, would love you to join with us this Lent, as Christians from all over Australia unite to: PRAY the Lord’s Prayer each day, all the way till Easter.

Churches Together in the UK

This Lenten Resource is intended for ecumenical groups, church groups and individuals. It attempts to offer a traditional course that picks up on Lenten themes whilst at the same time praying with Christians of the Middle East.

Church of England App

N.T. Wright Lent for Everyone eBook

Lent for Everyone: Mark, Year B provides readers with a gentle guide through the Lenten season, from Ash Wednesday through the week after Easter. Popular biblical scholar and author N. T. Wright provides his own Scripture translation, brief reflection, and a prayer for each of the days of the season, helping the reader ponder how the text is relevant to their own life today.
Suitable for both personal and group reflection, Wright’s guide through Lent will make the Bible–and the season–come alive in inspiring new ways.

Winchester Cathedral Lent Guide

Lent is a time of reflection and anticipation. It’s a time to scrutinise ourselves and to ask what Jesus is saying to his church today: to ask what needs to die with Christ so that something new might also rise with him to new life.

KBC Leadership Summit

Letter to Church Leaders

Greetings everyone, and Happy New to you all!

In continuing the work and progress made last year in cultivating greater unity, purpose and partnership across our church’s congregations and ministries, the annual Deacons/Leaders retreat is being turned into a Leadership Summit. We are calling leaders from our Ministry Team, Diaconate, Vietnamese Deacons, NightChurch Crew and Student Res Committee to come together for a day of prayer, strategic planning and fellowship. But by no means is it limited to only these people. If you think others not on this list would be good to have present, please don’t hesitate to invite them.  Details:

KBC Leadership Summit

Saturday 7 February, 8:45am – 4pm

Belgrave Heights Convention Centre

3 Convention Ave, Belgrave Heights 3160

$10 pp to cover venue hire, lunch, morning/arvo tea

RSVP Monday 2 February to Lauren in the office.

The main agenda will be prayer, strategic planning around our church leadership and governance, and time to intentinally listen to one another and discern God’s guidance for KBC. If there are pressing matters, ideas, or thoughts you have on maximising this time together, please speak to me directly.

Nicholas Tuohy

Leadership Summit