|A Season of Wonder Advent Starter Kit|
Every year as December draws near, a knot may tighten in your stomach as you contemplate how to make the timeless story of Christ's incarnation fresh and relevant to your congregation. Our Advent Celebration A Season of Wonder: Opening the Door to Christmas and Beyond meets this challenge head on. With this preaching and teaching series in hand, planning church services for the four weeks of Advent plus Christmas and New Year's Day is simple, yet effective. Our Advent Implementation Manual provides weekly devotionals for pastors, sermon texts, outlines and illustrations, thematic music ideas, drama sketches, calls to worship, and more.
In addition to these tools for Sunday worship, our Devotional Calendar provides families, couples, and singles with a comprehensive tool for recapturing the wonder of Christmas by staying focused on Christ every day during the season. When you utilize this Advent Celebration, you will have a fully themed and coordinated plan for preaching, teaching, worship and daily life application, the goal of which is to help your church stay focused on Christ during Christmastime.
Order your A Season of Wonder series Starter Kit today. Or, download your favorite weekly sermon and service themes below. Contents include:
Get a Resourceful Pastor's Manual
Receive a wealth of December preaching aids including suggested texts for each theme above, complete sermon manuscripts you can use as is or rework, alternative sermon notes, illustrations, and quotations that give you more than enough material to choose from in preparing your own messages.
Receive Worship Ideas coordinated with your sermons that your people will remember for years to come. These include mood setters, creative Scripture readings, children's sermons, church and home Advent candlelighting ceremonies, music suggestions, prayers, and much more. These elements also are tied into the devotional calendars your people follow at home each week.
Get Devotionals for Pastors that minister to you in special ways during the winter season, when you have more than enough to do.
Distribute our Devotions for December Calendars
The Advent Calendar is a practical devotional tool for December that can help your families make this Christmas the meaningful observance their hearts desire. Beginning four Sundays before Christmas Day and continuing through New Year's Day, this calendar will lead you or your congregation through the entire holiday season. Each day you'll discover carefully selected Scripture readings, prayers, and points to ponder. Practical suggestions for singles, couples, and families, as well as home ceremonies and discussion questions, will broaden your thinking and deepen your practice of this eminently holy time. After all, that's where our word holiday comes from.
An Implementation Guide for the Advent Administrator
During the busy pre-Christmas season, it's easy to let details fall through the cracks. That's why we've designed this Implementation Guide to help you. Maybe your'e the Advent administrator who heads up the organization and basic running of this series. Or perhaps you're the Publicity person who helps to get people excited about the Seasonal Advent Celebration. Or possibly you're acting as both. In any case, this Implementation Guide is intended to make things simpler for you.
This video offers five, short engaging vignettes that will offer your holiday sermons or services unforgettable visual hooks as well as a drama that can be used on Christmas. These video clips can also be used in teen and adult Sunday school classes and small groups. They're sure to get people talking! NOT AVAILABLE