One of the glories of the Church of England is its liturgical worship and the patterns, forms and words through which public worship is conducted. As part of the rich Anglican heritage, the lectionary provides pre-selected Bible readings to use during worship or personal study throughout the year.
Many churches follow the set readings every Sunday as the basis of their worship and teaching. However, lectionary-based resources for youth and children’s ministry to follow Sundays are few and far between.
Dan Jones, Youth and Children’s Adviser for the Diocese of Bristol, invited his counterparts from Bath & Wells Go Team to work on an idea of a weekly youth-specific and versatile discipleship tool based on the lectionary. Through conversation and planning, the LecDeck was born!
The ‘LecDeck” is a deck of 52 cards for engaging young people in God’s word. Each card contains a Bible reading selected from the principal service, thought provoking questions, prayer focus, a weekly challenge and quotable quotes to stimulate thought, discussion, learning and application.
The Go Team Adviser, Cheryl Govier said:
“We are incredibly excited about the LecDeck. This resource can fit in you back pocket or handbag and requires little to no planning and preparation. It has the potential to be used in multiple ways and place; youth groups, homegroups, Christian Unions, families at home, personal study, or even given to young people to use independently in a pew.”
“Our hope is that young people will find depth and meaning in the lectionary readings and the LecDeck enables them to grow deeper in their relationship with God.”
The LecDeck costs £8.00 (free P+P UK only). Year A is be available to purchase to coincide with the beginning of the lectionary year (Advent 2019). Years B and C will be available during 2020. If you would like more information, please contact The Go Team. If you would like to purchase the LecDeck click here or contact Sarah Lockie 01749 685134.