Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Lenten resource: together or separate


The Lenten 7 pack went to the printers today. They look absolutely grand; 7 handdrawn images + 7 Biblical texts (following the journey of Jesus toward Jerusalem) + 7 practices + 7 questions, each on a wallet-sized card, to be carried by people out of church and into work and play.

(We are also producing accompanying study guides to allow small group and study group interaction. We have 3 other church groups partnering with us, so it’s nice to be resourcing in this way).

Now here is today’s question: Do we give all 7 out at once? Or, do we give them out week by week?

All at once suits when people are away, eg on weekends, but takes away the element of anticipation and makes it easier to peak and rush head, rather than savour each week. What do we do? Pros and cons please …

Posted by steve at 07:31 PM


  1. I think you should give them all to us – lol.

    I think one at a time but you’d have to of course have them available for people who miss a week. I personally would just look at them all at once and miss the whole point entirely.

    Comment by Ari — February 14, 2007 @ 4:50 am

  2. Ari, you have not because you ask not. flick me your address and i will send you a set – free to you; printing costs paid by me. such is the kingdom.

    now if you want more than 1 for your mates, then in the kingdom you have to become as generous as me ie you give them to your mates free cos you pay the printing costs on their behalf.

    that is the huge sum of $2.40 New Zealand per set of 7. that is probably the cheapest lent resource you will ever stumble across. (the accompanying study guides and PPT images are gratis).

    Comment by steve — February 14, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  3. I’m all for giving out one by one, keeps the momentum going – if people miss one week they can feel like there are new mercies and resource for the next etc.

    And is there any way I can buy a Lenten pack from Australia? email me if so 🙂

    Comment by Deb — February 15, 2007 @ 9:09 am

  4. steve, i reckon week by week is better – then the full meaning of lent comes through to people.

    is it possible to get copy or two?


    Comment by The Merry Rose — February 15, 2007 @ 11:36 am

  5. Hi there. Please email orders for these lenten resource packs direct to me on office at opawa dot org dot nz. we receive the cards from the printer tomorrow as will post as soon as we can.

    i will email details re how you can make a paypal dontaion that we will ensure gets to the right place. let me know how many you want at 2.40 nz each, plus postage which will be not more than $2 (unless you buy zillions)

    email me and i will get back to you


    Comment by lynne — February 15, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

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