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Use a Different Lens for Lent

 —  February 12, 2013 — 2 Comments

This is totally not my idea; I take no credit for it other than to pass it on to you, my small church youth worker friends.


Want a free resource that engages your students through social media AND connects them to a daily Lenten thread? Want a project that could integrate your students into the life of the rest of the church members? Here’s a great photo-a-day challenge idea from the Young People’s Ministries of the UMC. Each day of Lent has an assigned word. Students in your ministry take a photo out in their world that reminds them of that day’s word and posts it to your youth group page. No other words are necessary but are welcome if inspiration hits them.

Doesn’t this sound like an awesome devotional idea? Give the link to members of your church and let them participate or at least be blessed by scrolling through the pictures and phrases.


Enjoy the Lenten blessings!





Stephanie Caro

Stephanie Caro

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Stephanie Caro has been involved in ministry to youth and youth workers in the local church since…well, a long time – 30+ years. Her humorous, straightforward style keeps her busy presenting and coaching at conferences, training events, camps, mission trips, retreats, churches, etc. Her latest books are, “Thriving Youth Ministry in Smaller Churches” and “99 Thoughts for the Smaller Church Youth Worker,” published by Group/Simply Youth Ministry. Stephanie is a contributing author to several youth ministry resources in addition to her regular column “Smaller Church Youth Ministry” in Group Magazine. Stephanie is Senior Consultant for Mark DeVries’ Ministry Architects and the director for their Small Church Ministry Architects division. She and her hubby, Steve, live in Houston, TX. All 7 kids are grown and out – praise God!

2 responses to Use a Different Lens for Lent

  1. Great idea but suggestion list for photos is too small to read on my phone or iPad. Any way to get a link to it as a document? Many thanks!

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