The Holy Week experience on the Sparkhouse Blog

Mar 30, 2018 9:35:40 AM / by Sparkhouse

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Earlier this month, we launched the Sparkhouse blog and embarked on a unique path as we focused on providing a series of Sparkhouse Holy Week devotionals. We have heard from ministry leaders that, even with the best intentions, it can quickly become a chaotic week—one filled with challenges and a lack of time for self-care.

And today, we honor Good Friday. The day when Christ died on the cross. A day that is often filled with mortal anguish. On this day, John’s words remind us that “God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world.” These words help us remember, and embrace a spirit of joy and righteousness, on the anniversary of Christ’s death.

As Holy Week comes to an end tomorrow, today we are reflecting back on the past week and the Sparkhouse Holy Week devotions that offered a place of comfort during a challenging, season.

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Highlights from Sparkhouse Holy Week devotions:

Experiencing Holy Week as a church worker

Sparkhouse’s Bryan Bliss shares his perspective of Holy Week—from a church worker to one that has since found another calling—and how that has impacted his view on the week forever.

The Palm/Passion Sunday affair

So, is it Palm Sunday or is it Passion Sunday? Guest author Jake Bouma sparks the debate and provides some insight into—no matter how you refer to it—what matters most on this Sunday.

Six tips for healthily navigating Holy Week

Guest poster Rebecca Ninke shares her top tips for how you can manage the Holy Week chaos in a healthy way—helping you put the “holy” back in Holy Week.

A cupful for us too: 10 ways to find spiritual fulfillment during Holy Week

When it comes to Holy Week, church workers are busy helping others fill their spiritual vessels. As a result, their own tend to run low. Guest author Tonya Lawrence shares her perspective on how you can serve others, and serve yourself, for all around spiritual fulfillment during Holy Week.

How can you make Holy Week meaningful for your family?

Based on his own experience as a child, Sparkhouse’s Erik Ullestad offers four tips for church workers to engage with their families during the inevitable busy time of Holy Week.

Holy discomfort and Holy Week

Guest author Joe Davis takes a unique perspective on Holy Week—in the context of Holy discomfort and how, sometimes, that leads us to enlightenment.


Tomorrow, we’ll wrap up our Holy Week devotionals series with a special blog post from Sparkhouse employees that offers their perspectives on what Easter means to them. After that, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming with insightful articles to help you in your ministry.


Topics: Sparkhouse, Early Childhood Ministry, Events and Holidays


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