Lent 2021 - Central Baptist Church

Nov 26, 2018

Introduction to Lent

Lent is a significant season in the Christian calendar, observed by millions of believers across the world, including the faithful congregation of Central Baptist Church. Derived from the Old English word "lencten," which means "lengthen," Lent is a solemn period of forty days leading up to Easter Sunday. This sacred time represents the 40 days that Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before starting his ministry.

The Meaning and Purpose of Lent

Lent is a time for reflection, repentance, and spiritual growth. It offers us an opportunity to pause and examine our lives, seeking a deeper understanding of our faith and a closer relationship with God. It is a time to acknowledge our shortcomings, seek forgiveness, and make positive changes in our lives.

Traditions and Practices of Lent

Lent is marked by various traditions and practices that help believers connect with the significance of this season. At Central Baptist Church, we encourage our members to participate in these practices, fostering a sense of unity and devotion within our community. Some of the common traditions observed during Lent include:

  • Ash Wednesday: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting, prayer, and repentance. During this solemn service, ashes are marked on the foreheads of believers in the shape of a cross, reminding us of our mortality and the need for repentance.
  • Fasting: Fasting is an integral part of Lent, symbolizing Jesus' time of fasting in the wilderness. Many individuals choose to give up certain foods or habits during this period as a way to focus on their spiritual journey.
  • Prayer: Prayer plays a vital role during Lent, guiding believers in self-reflection, repentance, and seeking God's guidance. Central Baptist Church offers special prayer services and encourages personal prayer as a means of drawing closer to God.
  • Almsgiving: Almsgiving involves acts of charity and generosity towards those in need. It is a way to show love and compassion to others, following the example of Jesus' own acts of kindness and service.
  • Bible Study: Lent is an excellent time to engage in Bible study as we seek to deepen our spiritual understanding. Central Baptist Church organizes Bible study groups and provides resources to support individuals in their study of scripture during this season.

Joining Central Baptist Church for Lent 2021

We invite you to join the Central Baptist Church community as we journey through Lent 2021 together. Our dedicated team of pastors, volunteers, and congregation members are here to support and guide you through this meaningful season of faith and self-discovery.

Our Lenten Worship Services

Central Baptist Church offers a series of special worship services throughout Lent, providing an opportunity for collective worship, reflection, and inspiration. Our skilled preachers deliver sermons that delve into the spiritual teachings of Lent and encourage personal growth. Join us each Sunday and during Holy Week for a powerful worship experience.

Participating in Lenten Activities

Central Baptist Church organizes various activities and events during Lent for all age groups to actively participate in this season of self-examination and spiritual growth. From educational workshops to community service projects, we believe in nurturing a sense of fellowship and service while embracing the teachings of Lent. Check our event calendar to see how you can get involved.

Exploring Lenten Resources

For those interested in further exploration of Lent, Central Baptist Church provides a range of resources to support your journey. Our website features Lenten devotionals, recommended readings, and online discussion forums where you can engage with others and share your insights. We aim to create a virtual space where believers can come together to learn, nourish their faith, and encourage one another.


Lent is a sacred time for believers to draw closer to God, reflect on their lives, and experience spiritual growth. At Central Baptist Church, we embrace the rich traditions and practices associated with Lent and invite you to join us in this faith-filled journey. Together, let us deepen our understanding of God's love, seek repentance, and emerge stronger in our faith. Participate in Lent 2021 with Central Baptist Church, and let your spiritual journey flourish.