Lent begins on February 26th, 2020. Borrow your small group and churchwide studies, worship plans, and movies for all ages from the NC Conference Media Center.
Small Group DVD Studies
Two new offerings for 2020 are The Grace of Les Miserables by Matt Rawle and The Passion Play: Living the Story of Christ’s Last Days by Rob Fuquay.
Other popular options are Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine, Made for a Miracle: From Your Ordinary to God’s Extraordinary by Michael Slaughter, and Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess by Tom Berlin.
Browse the list of all of our DVD studies for adults in the Lent and Easter Videos for Adults pathfinder. You can also find book studies and devotionals in our Lent and Easter Books for Adults pathfinder.
Churchwide studies offer materials for adults, youth, and children so that all ages in the church can study the same topic at the same time. Adam Hamilton has a new churchwide study for Lent this year. The Walk: Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life looks at spiritual practices and their relation to the cross. Adam Hamilton has also published churchwide Lenten studies on Simon Peter, the Apostles’ Creed, the Book of John, following the Way of Jesus, and Jesus’s last 24 hours.
Churchwide Lenten studies are also available for Michael Slaughter’s Renegade Gospel: The Rebel Jesus and Matt Rawle’s What Makes a Hero? The Death-Defying Ministry of Jesus.
Whether it’s the worship service or the Sunday School classroom, the Media Center offers books to spark ideas and give you plans for creating a meaningful observance of Lent. For the worship service, try Easter Services, Sermons, and Prayers. For activities for all ages, try Essential Lent: Holy Moments and Sacred Experiences for Your Whole Congregation.
For your children’s ministry, try Easter-rific! : teaching kids…It’s More than Just One Day!, Sharing the Easter Faith with Children, or Children’s Dramas For The Church Year: Reproducible Dramas for Lent, Easter, and Pentecost.
The Media Center has a variety of movies, documentaries, and animated videos that relate to the Easter story. Consider a church movie night using Apostle Peter and the Last Supper or The Fourth Wise Man. Supplement your small group study or youth group with a documentary such as The True Easter Story or Passion in Jerusalem. Additional options are listed in our Lent and Easter Videos for Adults.
Browse All of our Lenten Resources
View all of our resources for Lent and Easter in the following pathfinders:
Lent and Easter Videos for Adults
Includes DVD studies, documentaries, and movies.
Lent and Easter Books for Adults
Includes book studies, devotionals, crafts, activities, and popular books.
Lent and Easter Resources for Youth
Includes studies and activity programs.
Lent and Easter Resources for Children
Includes curriculum, animated videos, picture books, crafts, and activity programs.
Request These Resources
These resources can be borrowed for free by anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference. We can even mail them to you! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.