Lent 2019

Your Call: following the Way of Life this Lent

Your Call is a set of resources for Lent groups created by the Revd Canon Dr Jessica Martin at Ely Cathedral, and generously offered by her for use across the Diocese.

Your Call is designed to link to the Diocesan Way of Life and to the Church of England's #EverydayFaith resources.

Jessica says: "Your Call is a spiritual journey to make in Lent, exploring in a group together how each of us responds to Jesus’s call to follow him.

Every week we look at different aspects of the call, drawn from the different aspects of discipleship which the Diocesan Way of Life resources help us with.

The Bible passages we use each week are taken from the readings for the Sundays in Lent. It’s sensible to schedule the sessions so that they happen before the relevant Sunday service. Then the work we do on our call to follow Jesus enhances our response to worship on Sunday as well.

This is not exactly a ‘Bible study’ though it uses the Bible a lot. The Bible readings are part of a whole-person approach to thinking about our day-by-day commitment to Christ’s call.

Every week we will take away something to do to help us grow spiritually – one, or at most two, activities per week. At the end of five weeks, we will have at least five new habits to enrich our lives!"

Below are links to download all the material as pdf files. The 'How to' notes give practical guidance on using the material. The complete leader's notes and complete handouts cover the whole course. Alternatively, you may wish to download the material session by session.

'How to' notes - download here

Complete leader's notes - download here

Complete handouts - download here

Session 1: The Call to Holiness

Leader's notes - download here

Handouts - download here

Session 2: The Call to Listen

Leader's notes - download here

Handouts - download here

Session 3: The Call to Witness

Leader's notes - download here

Handouts - download here

Session 4: The Call to Love

Leader's notes - download here

Handouts - download here

Session 5: The Call to Christ

Leaders note's - download here

Handouts - download here