Dear Parents and Leaders,
Each of you are signed up to receive our textable Lenten devotions beginning on
Wednesday, March 2. The theme is “We Belong to Jesus.” These devotions are meant
to be a thought and a scripture that students can reflect on daily,
The devos will be sent out each day around 1:00 p.m. Each devo contains a thought,
the reference and then a direct link to the scripture for them to read. The passages
aren’t over 3-5 verses long so they can easily reflect on it as a thought for the day.
Here are a few suggestions to help you engage with your students about these texts.
● Teach your students to “S.O.A.P” through the verses. This funny little acronym
stands for “Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer.” First they read the
verse. Next, suggest that they write a couple of observations for the reference.
Figure out one way they can apply the verse to their life and act on it. Finally they
close in prayer.
● Encourage students to write the scriptures out on a sticky note (give them a pad
of them) or on an index card at some point in their day. Put it somewhere they
can see it, and then hang it in their room in a place they will see it. This way they
begin to collect a wall of scriptures they can be reminded of who Christ is daily.
● Have students memorize at least one scripture a week. Challenge them to
● Use it as a “talking point” for the day. Simply, ask, “Hey, what struck you
today from that mini devo, this is what it made me think…”
You don’t have to be theologians, this is just a way of exploring alongside your
child what God is talking to us about. We never “arrive” at knowing everything
about God, so no parent needs to be intimidated.
I am praying for each of you as well as our students participating. We belong to
an amazingly generous and gracious Father who loves us more than we could
ever imagine. I hope that His love will be ever apparent as you interact with your
child. I look forward to hearing some positive feedback and how God worked in
your relationship with your student through these devotions.