Media

The Lent Project Week 3: Digital Detox Media Fast

20150218_the_lent_project_banner What does the “life to the full” that Jesus invites us into look like? How do we find it? And what if the comforts, securities, and pleasures surrounding us might actually distract us that life?

We’ll be asking these questions throughout Lent and, each week, we’ll experiment together with a specific practice of denial and fasting to help us stand in solidarity with the Majority World and seek the life of abundance Jesus promised. Each week of Lent will involve stories of practice, hearing the words of Jesus, and invitations into a shared week-long experiment.

Week 3: Digital Detox Media Fast (full schedule here)

We spend 35.2 billion hours on Facebook and Youtube each year. The equivalent of 9 full DVDs worth of media content are received by each of us each day. We see hundreds and thousands of images and ads on a daily basis.

Each day these messages are forming our brains, hearts, and lives. We're shaped by what we see.

During this week, we invite you to:

(1) Turn off all media (computers, tvs, tablets, phones, etc.) each day from 8pm-8am. (2) Instead, tune in to silence, rest, and community. (3) Catalog your journey using #TheLentProject hashtag.

Gathering Volunteers

volunteer.1.1d881e8 Sunday evenings are a special time for our community to gather, worship, hear stories, be encouraged, learn from God's Word, be challenged, pray together, share the Table, make friends, and connect with one another.  We want to learn together how to better live into our identity as followers of Jesus.  We believe that we don't GO to church, but we ARE the church.

Some of our high values of this gathering time include helping new people connect, caring for the spiritual formation of our kids. and worshiping together as a community.  Would you consider being part of this work and serving your church community?

We are looking for volunteers for the following areas to serve once/month:

Open Door Kids

Front Porch Tribes (Hospitality/Greeters)

Sound and Media

Music and Arts

For more information and to sign up, email: elizabeth@abluedoor.com