Life on the Breadline Lent Course

This Lent course has been developed from the 3 years of Life on the Breadline research as a result of engaging with Church leaders, Christians, and community groups across the UK.

The course has 6 sessions which can be followed individually or in a group.  Each session follows the same format which is planned to take an hour – combining prayer, a short video, a Bible passage, guided reflections, discussion questions, and take-away actions.

If you’re taking part in the Lent Course as a group, consider having a meal together at the start or end of each session to continue conversations further.

The sessions cover 6 themes:

1. Christian responses to poverty

2. “Love thy neighbour” – poverty and inequality

3. Race, ethnicity, austerity and faith

4. Deficits and assets

5. Housing (in)justice

6. Poverty and structural inequality

Download all the sessions together by clicking here, or as individual sessions through the links below.

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“The Life on the Breadline Lent course offers a challenging and inspiring experience. It provides thought provoking questions and in-depth reflection on the Bible and people experiencing poverty, motivating people to take action. It changed people’s perspectives.”

Eunice Attwood, Church at the Margins Officer, Methodist Church

Session 1

Session 1 sheet for participants – click on the image to read and download the session

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Session 2

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Session 3

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Session 4

Session 4 sheet for participants:

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Session 5

Session 5 sheet for participants:

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Session 6

Session 6 sheet for participants:

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