A devotional box! Devotional books are great, but children and youth will love this hands on approach to experiencing God.
At Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. This resource takes some work on your part to put together (it’s how we keep the costs down). We hope you will find opportunities to make this resource work for your group in ways we could never anticipate.
Are you familiar with Bon Jovi’s song “I Wish Every Day Could Be Like Christmas”? While it sounds nice at first, I have to admit that if everyday were like Christmas, eventually I would get tired of Christmas. When we examine the Church calendar, we find that throughout the year we have both times of feasting and times of fasting. As Christians this calendar teaches and models for us that before we feast, we must take time to fast. Within each week of this devotion, we will focus on different things that fill our lives and be challenged to limit doing, consuming, and partaking in these things. While the 40 days of Lent can seem like a really long time to give things up, we will also learn about and celebrate “Mini-Feasts” that are recognized by Christians around the world during Lent. As we begin this Lenten journey, I hope you will be open to fasting with the mindset that in giving things up, we are creating the opportunity to be filled with God’s love, joy, and peace.
Included in the 3Devotional Box Resources:
1 Instructions for Assembling
2 Intro (Note to lay in the box, so that teenagers see it first)
3 Devotions (printed off and individually placed in envelopes)
Resource for Children and Families ($25)
Download Children and Families Sample
Resource for Youth ($25)
Download Youth Sample
Both Resources ($40)
* Note: Purchases should be made on a computer rather than a mobile device, since the purchased file will be a zip file. Once uncompressed, you will have a folder with all needed resource files, and you may then move those to smartphones and tablets if needed.
About the Writer
While a Missouri-native, Abby Pratt currently lives in Richmond, VA where she serves as the Associate Pastor for Families and Mission at Central Baptist Church. Abby graduated from Wake Forest University School of Divinity in 2014. With roots in Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia, Abby is a fan of KU Basketball, CookOut Milkshakes, and tacky Christmas lights.