We Are Lutheran Lenten Resources
Continuing the goals of the Nebraska Synod Strategic Mission and Vision plan adopted at the 2015 Synod Assembly, congregations across the synod are invited to explore the question “What does it mean to be Lutheran” during Lent 2018. The suggested starting point for this conversation is during midweek Lenten services but the materials are highly adaptable to other settings depending upon your ministry context.
A group of Nebraska pastors and teachers have put together a resource to aid in this discussion based upon the five “solas” often associated with the Reformation. There are certainly many ways to explore Lutheranism using historical, theological, ecumenical, or confessional perspectives. This resource uses Grace, Faith, Word, Christ, and Glory as weekly themes in an effort to avoid limiting which perspective a congregation might want to use. Included in the packet are:
A weekly framework that includes Lutheran Confessional references, past and present theological perspectives, questions directed toward the future, and connections to scripture, hymnody, and catechesis.
-Five original dramas with connections to Luther, the Reformation, and the catechism.
-A supplement to encourage ecumenical dialog and group study
-Suggestions for activities and engagement spanning generational lines
-Links to other resources about the five “solas” and Lutheranism
A copy of the resource booklet is being sent to each Nebraska Synod congregation. The resources, along with accompanying coloring sheets, may also be downloaded below.