Every Sunday, 7:30 AM - 1:15 PM
New Beginning Season of Lent
Lent is our time of fasting, prayer, and repentance. Lent is not required anywhere in scriptures, but it has been a custom, which Christians have practiced for most of the last two thousand years.
In many languages, the word Lent actually means "fast". This is where the custom of giving up something for Lent originated.
Lent is a time to examine ourselves carefully. This is a time for prayer and meditation.
Lent Fast 2020
This year’s Church-wide theme is "Called To Build"
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; You will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
Isaiah 58:12 NIV
During Lent Christians often engage in personal or group “fasts” as a way of deepening their faith and becoming more disciplined in their personal walk with God. Fasts may include modifications of food and beverage intake, as well as adherence to specific spiritual practices and activities. Throughout the Lent season of 2020, I am asking willing members of NBCF to adhere to the following FAST regiment:
8 glasses of Water daily
At least 4 days exercise per week
At least 3 family meals per week
Daily personal Prayer, meditation, and Bible Reading
Worship at least once each week
Participation in a group Bible Study (NBCF Thursday Night, Connections, BSF).
Increase my giving (if not currently a tither)
Join a ministry (if not already “faithfully” participating in one)
Develop a plan to address one critical personal growth need.
Perform the daily assignment from, Lent For Non-Lent People, by Jon Swanson
No Junk /Fast Food/No Fried Food
No Sweets (candies, cookies, pies, cakes, etc.)
No more than 1 cup of coffee per day
No eating after 7:00 pm (please make common sense modifications based upon medical conditions and work schedule).
No Gambling (casino’s, on-line, lotto, etc.)
No participation in the sex industry (consumer or provider)
Note: Sundays are exempt from Lent “food” regulations. Behavioral regulations are binding throughout. However, persons are cautioned against eating excessively rich foods on Sundays if fasting during the week. The dramatic shift if dietary practice can cause stomach upset and digestive complications.
Downloadable Lent Event Calendar Here