The season of Lent is almost here. If you aren’t familiar, Lent is a period of 40 days, culminating with Easter, to reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus through prayer, fasting, and giving.
During Lent this year (Feb 22 - April 8), InterVarsity is partnering with World Vision ACT:S and RELEVANT Magazine for Relentless ACT:S of Sacrifice. This campaign offers a series of creative challenges to consider Jesus’ sacrifice and to explore what it looks like to follow him, putting others before ourselves in our day-to-day lives.
Each week, participants will choose ways to challenge themselves, both as individuals and as a community. We believe this will be an exciting campaign for InterVarsity chapters and students:
Each weekly challenge offers an opportunity to invite others into something transformative—like changing your living space to make room for God to inspire action, eating differently to expand your awareness of global issues, or changing your appearance to reexamine your everyday choices.
The creative challenges are perfect for individuals to explore and for groups to process and share together.
Each week weaves together passages from the Bible on events and sacrifice in Jesus’ ministry with creative challenges to “take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering” (Romans 12:1 The Message).
InterVarsity will have a significant role through weekly blog devotionals by staff such as Alec Hill, Lisa Liou, Josh Harper, Scott Bessenecker, Jonathan Walton, LeAnn Jenkins, Scott Schimmel, Jess Fick, and myself, and through Jonathan Walton (below), the director of NYC Urban Project, sharing in weekly challenge videos. Sign up below.
Sign up now or at World Vision ACT:S and invite your students, friends, and small group to join you.