38+ Creative Ministry Resources for Lent & Easter
This Lent marks our fourth year crafting art and resources inspired by the Revised Common lectionary, which means we have a large inventory of materials to support you through the seasons of Lent and Easter. To save you time (and the hassle of searching your way through older resources in our shop), we thought we’d organize all we have to offer. Get your scrolling & clicking finger ready, because there’s a lot in here!
If you’re familiar with our work, you may know that we bundle our resources because they often overlap in use, and because we want to equip you with comprehensive materials for a whole season. Our newest Lent resource bundle follows the RCL for Year A and the theme, “Wilderness.” Click the graphic to check out these resources first! You’ll also see the individual components of our Wilderness bundle organized by categories below.
Happy scrolling & browsing!
WORDS FOR WORSHIP
From poetic prayers, to full worship liturgies (with creative elements), to sermon-planning guides, these materials offer fresh, insightful, and sometimes lyrical words for worship.
Liturgy for weekly worship
Full orders of worship (w/ creative elements)
Poetry for worship & prayer
Sermon planning guides
Short films for worship & reflection
These short films blend visual imagery with either spoken word poetry or scripture to offer meditative moments for reflection. Use these in worship or in a class or programming event.
Devotionals + Lenten coloring calendars
In years past, we developed the tradition of offering a Lenten coloring calendar. Ever heard of that? We hadn’t, so we decided to create one. Throughout Lent, color in a shape each day (or week) with imagery inspired by scripture. By Easter, you will have filled your work of art with color. The accompanying devotional guide offers written reflections, poetry, and prompts. Print these materials for yourself or your entire church!
Please note: Years B & C were produced in 2018 & 2019 and include those older dates.
We hope to empower you to create art with others in community to bring the themes of Lent to life in tangible form. These resources provide you with the tools to create paper lace banners, or an intergenerational art installation shaped by everyone in your church!
Original Visual art
Each year, we offer new original visual art inspired by the lectionary scriptures. Below are our Lenten visual collections, which also include artist statements and a visio divina bible study curriculum so that you can use our visuals in Sunday School or other group study contexts.
Our Stations of the Cross series is a moving way to offer the Stations as an art installation. It includes a Companion Guide with scripture and written reflections for each Station.
Coloring is a simple way to provide space for either intergenerational communal art-making or individual reflection. Incorporate them into your bible study, youth group, prayer stations, children’s church, fellowship events, etc. Like our visual art, we create new coloring pages each year based on the lectionary and include written reflections on the imagery. For all of our coloring posters, we provide digital files for printing them in three sizes (8.5x11, 11x17, 24x36).
Graphics & Thematic Branding
One of the ways we aim to serve you is by offering you tools for quality graphic design. These materials not only help you effectively communicate announcements about your worship and seasonal themes; they also offer visual icons with deep theological meaning. Below are some of the themes you might use to shape your Lenten season.