Advent Resources

We hope that these resources will help guide your family as you celebrate this Advent season.

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6


Advent Guide

This Advent guide will cover five weeks of material walking you through the narrative of Jesus’ birth, beginning in the Garden of Eden with God’s promise for a Savior and ending with the eager anticipation of Jesus’ promised return. Throughout, we see how God continually shows unmistakable faithfulness to His people, especially by sending the promised Rescuer. Includes family activities, songs, and questions for reflection.

Come Let Us Adore Him

Paul Tripp

The wonder and awe of the Christmas season can easily get overshadowed by lights, tinsel, bows, and paper—not to mention last-minute trips to the mall and visits to the in-laws. In all the hustle and bustle, we often lose sight of what’s most important. This book of daily readings for the month of December by best-selling author Paul David Tripp will help you slow down, prepare your heart, and focus on what matters most: adoring our Savior, Jesus.

The Arrival

The Arrival is a 4 week sermon series explaining the story of Christ’s birth through the eyes of Bible characters.

The Bible Project

A series of weekly videos dedicated to remembering and pondering a key biblical theme that came to its fulfilment in the arrival of Jesus: Peace, Hope, Joy, and Love. In this series, you can explore each of these biblical words and their unique meaning within the biblical story.

Bartholomew’s Passage

Bartholomew’s Passage is an engaging story that guides families through the Advent season. Young Bartholomew’s adventures start when Roman soldiers destroy his village and disperse his family, continue through his enslavement to a tyrannical master and his escape, and end with a reunion with his family in Bethlehem. Other books in the series include: Jotham’s Journeys, Tabitha’s Travels, and Ishtar’s Odyssey.

*A limited number of copies are available at the Pelham Campus – Children’s Building

Christmas Spotify Playlist

Jesse Tree

A Jesse Tree is a decorative tree used by families during Advent to retell the stories of the Bible that lead to Jesus’s birth. For centuries, the Jesse Tree tradition taught children about the family tree of Jesus. It is named from the first verse in Isaiah 11 which says, “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse.” Jesse, the father of David, is a great-grandfather of Jesus. The Jesse Tree guide is enhanced with references from both the Old and New Testaments to share not just the lineage of Jesus, but the Good News of his coming and the prophecy fulfilled. This is a great tool to build joy and anticipation as you wait for Christmas.