This year’s Lent Challenge material draws on the key themes of the new diocesan vision, Transforming Church, Transforming Lives – prayer and growth; transformation and the mission of God; the people of God, Church and Kingdom.
Each of the five week sessions begins with a time of prayer and a conversation starter to introduce the theme. This is followed by a Bible reading – and a reflection on that passage drawing on the tradition of lectio divina. A short reflection is offered to lead into further exploration of our response to the week’s theme.
The discussion questions engage with the vision of Transforming Church, Transforming Lives. The ‘footprints’ section is an opportunity to consider practical actions which we can take in the week ahead; actions which enable us to be alert to the activity of God in the world. These suggestions stand alongside those related to projects supported by the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation and the Diocese of Kebbi in Nigeria. Each weekly session ends with prayer.