What is TLE?
The Lent Experience is designed to help a wide variety of people to participate in the amazing season of the year that leads up to Easter.
About The Lent Experience
It all started as a small, experimental project in 2013. This year thousands of people will participate from all over the globe. The Lent Experience (TLE) is designed to help a wide variety of people to participate in the amazing season of the year that leads up to Easter. Maybe you grew up observing Lent, but need to get back in touch with the heart and meaning behind it. Maybe you´ve heard of Lent, but have no idea what it is. Maybe you're new to Christianity or are still trying to figure out who Jesus is and why He matters. TLE is for you! We hope you join us for the journey.
Learn More About Lent
We´ve provided some brief answers to frequently asked questions about Lent on the TLE Blog. Of course, there is much more that could be said. Want more? Wikipedia actually provides a pretty good overview of Lent. There´s probably way more there than you would want to read, but here it is.
When does Lent begin in 2017?
We kick off The Lent Experience (TLE) on Ash Wednesday. TLE continues from then on until Easter - about seven weeks.
When is Lent in 2017?
Lent traditionally begins on Ash Wednesday. In 2017, Ash Wednesday falls on March 1st and Easter Sunday falls on April 16th. Basically speaking, Lent is the 40 days leading up to Easter.
Where does TLE happen?
Our part happens online. Your part happens right where you live. The Lent Experience website works in tandem with the TLE Blog. Everytime you watch a video, you'll want to jump over to the blog to get more info and helpful tips on that week's challenge.
What's a Challenge?
The weekly challenges are based on things that have been a part of Lent for hundreds of years. There is one challenge each week. You get the entire week to complete the challenge before you get your next challenge the following Sunday.
How do challenges work?
There is an introduction video posted on Ash Wednesday that kicks off TLE. It explains what Lent is and gives all of the details about what we´ll be doing this year. You have a few days to decide if you're in or not. That following Sunday and each week (posted on Sunday afternoon) you will be directed to watch a brief video that will give you your TLE challenge for the week. These challenges are based on things that have been a part of Lent for hundreds of years. There are blog posts and other things sent your way that will help you get the most out of your Lent Experience. We switch things up during Holy Week (the week leading up to Easter) as we come down the home stretch towards Easter Sunday.
How can I help?
TLE is a free resource provided by Vineyard Cincinnati, your donation will help us to continue providing resources like TLE.