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.
This Advent guide is designed for both individuals and families to engage the Scripture and story of Jesus’ coming. For five weeks, the material will walk you through the narrative of Jesus’ birth—beginning in the Garden of Eden with God’s promise for a Savior—and end 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. The guide includes family activities, songs, and questions for reflection. You can pick up a copy at your campus!
O Come Emmanuel
O Come Emmanuel is a 30-minute guided prayer experience created to draw our church into the same anticipation of the Messiah that has marked God’s people for all creation.
Immanuel Sermon Series
Immanuel is a four-week sermon series. Bearing the shame of both humanity and an unsuspecting lineage, our eternal King, Savior, and Redeemer humbled himself to enter the world he had created. He embraces shame for greater glory to walk among us as a man.
Come Let Us Adore Him by Paul David 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.
YouVersion offers a wide variety of Advent devotional plans. Some studies are geared towards families, and others are great for individuals. Whether you want a plan for five days or a full month, you can find the right plan for your family and season of life.
The Bible Project Advent Word Series
A series of weekly videos dedicated to remembering and pondering a key biblical theme that came to its fulfillment 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.
Jesus Storybook Bible Advent Guide
This advent guide for kids includes a reading guide, printable ornaments, activity ideas, and more! Join us in a journey of wonder through The Jesus Storybook Bible this advent as we trace the beautiful story of God’s great love for us–from the very beginnings of the universe, to the birth of the baby who would rescue the whole world.
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 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.
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas
With vivid, full-color illustrations, downloadable ornaments, and moving scenes from the Bible, this book is a gift your whole family can experience each day leading up to Christmas. Each day, families can read the provided Scripture passage (in connection with the original book), engage with a specially written devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.