"Pay It Forward" Lent Project

During Lent, our "Discipleship Academy" (Confirmation) Class will be helping run the midweek Lent dinners & services on Wednesday evenings.


During these evenings, the Discipleship Academy Small Groups will be presenting the results of their $100 "Pay It Forward" projects. In those projects, each small group was given $100 and instructed to find creative ways to use that money to be a blessing to others. Now, the students will become the teachers as they inspire the congregation to see themselves as blessed to be a blessing.


We do this project because we believe that God's blessings are always meant for a purpose. In the Old Testament, God promises to bless Abraham so that he might be a blessing to others, and so that in him, "all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 12:2-3). The history of the Jewish people and the early Christian Church is then the story of how those promised blessings truly did reach all the families of the earth.


This year, each Discipleship Academy small group will be assigned to one of the 5 weeks of Lent, during which their group will have primary responsibility. However, all students are expected to attend all five weeks, to support their fellow students, and to hear the inspring stories of how each group used their $100 to be a blessing to as many people as possible.


Below, you will find downloadable copies of the resources needed, along with a description of the roles the students will have.


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail Marie Leafblad



Letter from Marie explaining "Pay It Forward" Program

Instructions for 8th Grade Students' "Mini-Sermons"



Download this Description of Roles

     For Worship Leaders:

          1. Write your own prayer to read at the beginning of the meal (5:30)

          2. Help Pastor lead worship (Instructions will be given, but don't worry! It's not hard!)

     For Singers:

          1.  Help Pastor lead the sung portions of the service (Instructions will be provided!)

     For Project Presenters:

          1. At the beginning of worship (6:30) present your group's project in a creative way.

     For Cooks:

          1. Pick a favorite family recipe & print out copies to share (if you are willing to share it!)

          2. Prepare dish for the evening meal (just small amounts per person - a side dish)

          3. At the start of the meal (5:30), explain any traditions behind this dish in your family

     For 8th Graders (Reflection/Mini-sermons):

           1. Write a 3-paragraph mini-sermon (specific instructions here)

           2. Read your reflection in worship


 If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail Marie Leafblad!

July 16, 2019









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