By Justin Rossow
Our mission at Next Step Press is to cultivate the kinds of people and resources that help you delight in taking a next step following Jesus. In response to a request from a congregation in New York, we recently developed a Family Devotion Calendar for the season after Lent. It’s based on the resource Come, Holy Spirit: A Daily Discipleship Travel Log for Easter to Pentecost.
Each day has a brief reading, question, or family activity we hope will be fun while also supporting your family on their journey of faith. Don’t feel like you have to do every one of the activities; maybe pick two or three of your favorites during the week and run an experiment to see if they help your family take a small next step. You don’t have to have a copy of the book to use the calendar, but it certainly helps.
Because Pentecost is 50 days after Easter, a 40-day travel log and family devotion calendar gives you some options. You can start on the Wednesday after Easter and end just before Pentecost, or begin the following Wednesday and end just after Pentecost. Or use the calendar whenever you want! There is no bad time of year to use this resource. Whenever you end up using it, you’ll have a chance to pray, “Come, Holy Spirit!” and think about the work of the Spirit in your life and in our family.
Different groups and individuals need different kinds of resources, so you can find a download below that fits your family, small group, school, or congregation. You can use this resource in any of those settings without cost to you because of the heart and generosity of our Next Step Patrons. For more information on resourcing our mission and ministry, visit Next Step Press on Patreon. Patrons make it possible!
God bless you and your family as you take a small next step. And thank you for using a Next Step resource! We follow Jesus better when we follow him together!
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Season 5 of the Next Step Podcast is dedicated to the Come, Holy Spirit travel log. The first episode is an interview with Leopoldo A. Sánchez M., author and professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Listen now.