In Scripture, the number 40 is symbolic for God's formational work through hardship. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah and his family were on the ark. The Israelites were in the wilderness for 40 years before the promised land. Jesus was fasting for 40 days in the desert before his public ministry began. God uses seasons of desolation to prepare us for seasons of resurrection.
During the 40-day lenten season, Scarlet City changes some of our rhythms to create space for God to work in unique ways. We pause our City Groups in order to make space for new ways to commune with God. Here are some of the formative events and practices we are inviting you to consider this Lent.