Have you come across the 40 Day Generosity Challenge? Last year I came across this Lenten resource, and wanted to find a way to introduce something like it at Cathedral. You can find out more information here, https:/40acts.org.uk/. In general it invites participants to challenge themselves each day with a task which would engage them in acts of stewardship.
We have created our own Lenten challenge called the “Discipleship Challenge.” It is based on the idea that when we make small goals and have a friend to hold us accountable, transformation occurs. The Discipleship Challenge invites you to find a friend and challenge each other to be disciples. Each week during Lent we will suggest a challenge. The challenges are based around the CRS Rice Bowl and the Lenten Prayer Booklet we have provided you. The goal is to complete the challenge and then hold the other person accountable by calling, meeting, or emailing and asking how they did or are doing with the challenge. Accompaniment can have the power to transform. When we minister to each other, God is present. He shapes us into disciples who make other disciples. We are in this together.
Cathedral staff is committed to walking through Lent with anyone who may not have a partner. Please contact the offices if you would like to participate, but need someone on staff to join you. We welcome your feedback during the challenge and look forward to hearing your witness stories along the way! Please send any questions or thoughts to Katie Price at [email protected].dio.org.
Katie Price is the Coordinator for Stewardship for the Cathedral and coordinates stewardship for the Diocese.