Webinar: Planning for Lent (recording and resources)

Webinar: Planning for Lent (recording and resources)

“You will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.”
-Psalm 51:16-17



Planning for Lent

In this webinar we focused on what churches and formation leaders can do during Lent, sharing ideas and tips for how to meet your congregation where they are and journey with them. We talked big picture thinking, and then moved to practical ideas for Lenten programs and events.


Krista Lovell is a PCUSA Certified Educator who has served congregations large and small over the past 35 years. She currently serves as the part-time Mission Coordinator for Faith Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Alabama.

Sue Van Oss has been a Christian Formation minister for over 30 years and is presently Director of Christian Formation at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Duluth, MN. She received her Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Chicago. Her husband Bill is the Rector of St. Paul’s and they have one daughter, Luisa who is a freshman in high school.

Matthew Kozlowski (host) is co-editor at Building Faith, and he works at the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary. Matthew lives in Alexandria with his wife Danielle and two young daughters. Throughout his career he has been a teacher, camp counselor, school chaplain, camp chaplain, Sunday school teacher, parish priest, and Alpha coordinator.

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Resource Files

Click the titles below to view and download PDFs or docs. Permission granted to use or adapt these items. Credit Sue or Krista where appropriate

Fasting From, Feasting On

booklet for take out box

almsgiving tags

fasting tags

prayer tags

pictures for board

Take Out

2017 Reverse Lent – A Different Kind of Fast

Beneath the Cross – Lent Devotion Instructions and Cards

Lords Prayer Tracing Cross





This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Nancy

    Thank you so much for this webinar! As Christian Educators we often do not have the time, or make the time, to hear ideas from others. I appreciate these opportunities to learn from other DCEs and always feel renewed and encouraged afterward. I would love to see more webinars on a variety of CE subjects in addition to seasonal topics. Again, thank you!

  2. Diane

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!! Appreciate the variety of the ideas presented as well as suggestions on the process and effective communication!

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