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. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can choose and pick what works best for your group. You will find ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “The People of Ash.” How you use them, and how you structure your study is up to you. We hope you enjoy this resource and return in the future to check out other materials.
Through interactive prayer and pointed small group discussion, this study will provide a safe place for students to dig into the scriptures and learn more about Ash Wednesday. The learners will be reminded that we are called to repentance, but will reflect on why repentance can be difficult for us all. It will also address that Christians are not only called to repent, but also called to forgive others and act with mercy.
Ali Chappell is a third year student at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary. Ali is currently on staff as Minister to Youth at Calvary Baptist Church in Waco, TX. She loves cheering on the Baylor Bears, Boston Red Sox, and Carolina Panthers, all while eating Mexican food with her soon to be husband, Hank.