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How do you #pictureLent?

Join Christians around the world as we all celebrate the season of Lent, a time of contemplation, self-examination and anticipation.  

Join people of faith from all over the country as we #pictureLent this year. From daily devotions to weekly themes to church activities and resources, #pictureLent is a great way to unite your family or your faith community in moving toward Easter intentionally and passionately. Check out what #pictureLent has to offer this year:

#pictureLent Photo-a-Day 

First, we want to share our Lenten journey with all our friends and family, so we're inviting you to share a daily photo. Lent is a contemplative season, so we will provide a different word each day for you to contemplate and seek God through. Post each day on your favorite social media site with the theme and #pictureLent so we can all be inspired together!

You can see the daily words and texts in the #pictureLent 2017 Scope and Sequence.

If you would like a downloadable file of the above image AND week-by-week challenge images (with larger, easier-to-read text), click here!

And don't forget to follow us on Facebook  or Instagram for a daily reminder of the word and the daily scripture passage!

*Please make sure that you follow your church's child and youth safety policy when posting pictures of children and youth in your community.

Daily Devotions

Each day during Lent, you can receive a devotion based on the day's theme direct to your inbox. Sign up using the form to the left. These devotions are designed for people of all ages -- not just families with children! They will also be posted here so you can share them with friends and family easily through social media.

Family Activities

Each week, families will be invited to further explore the week's theme through activities, conversation, and service together. Some churches are even getting families together to kick off Lent together! What is that? Check out that and all the other family activities in the downloadable PDF:

2017 #pictureLent Family Resource Instructions
2017 #pictureLent Family Resource Booklet

Resources Just for Churches

The church resources listed below and MORE will be available very soon! Sign up using the form to the left, and we will notify you by email when they are available for download. Click below to download the resources currently available. (Don't forget to check the box that you're a pastor, church staff or ministry professional!)

  • 2017 #pictureLent Liturgy -  Use these readings, including media suggestions, as a way to focus on the weekly #pictureLent Psalm in worship each week.
  • 2017 Youth and Children's Ministry Activities - These activities will be a great addition to your weekly youth group or children's ministry gatherings to focus your young people on the Lenten season and connect them to the rest of the congregation in following along with #pictureLent.
  • 2017 Family Activities Instructions and Participant Booklet -  Share these with your church's families, or even plan a family night to create your #pictureLent crosses together! Want ideas on how to create an event like that? Email us at info@lecfamily.org.
  • High-res #pictureLent 2017 graphic - Feel free to use this on your church's website, social or print media. (You may alter it to reflect your church's name, logo, etc., but please do not cover or remove the LECFamily web address or branding. If you need a layered file, contact us directly at info@lecfamily.org.)

Previous Years' Resources:
(2016) Preaching Resource
(2016) Weekly Litanies and Bulletin Inserts
(2016) Youth Group Activities
(2016) Family Activities for #pictureLent
(2016) High-res #pictureLent graphic

*Please make sure that you follow your church's child and youth safety policy when posting pictures of children and youth in your community.

The 2018 #pictureLent Team:

Melissa Cooper and Tanya Eustace, Project Coordinators
Monique McBride, Family Activities
Beth Demme, Preaching Resources
Jay Locklear, Worship Resources
Elizabeth Christie, Children's and Youth Activities