Bringing Out the Flavor of Christ in Christmas Traditions
Avoid another overwhelming December--our Seasonal Advent Celebrations help you and your church families to stay focused on Christ during Christmastime.
With this Advent Celebration, you can help your congregation season their Christmas traditions with the flavor of Christ. More than simply helping them to remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season," you can encourage people to focus on Christ in the very traditions that have become part of our celebration of Christmas: decorating our homes, conveying Christmas greetings, giving and receiving gifts, gathering with family and friends, and entering the new year by setting goals. An exciting feature of this Celebration is that the sermon texts are taken from the epistles rather than from the traditional "Christmas texts" of Matthew and Luke.
Help your congregation season their Christmas traditions with the flavor and presence of Christ by encouraging them to:
1. Grace Your Home with More Than Decorations;
2. Greet Others with Expressions of God's love;
3. Give with the Generosity of Christ;
4. Gather Together with Jesus Near;
5. Glorify God in His House and Your Heart;
6. Gratefully Receive What You're Given;
7. Go for Godly Goals.
Order your Seasoning the Season Christmas sermon series Starter Kit today. 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
Give your people a practical way to practice what you preach and stay Christ-focused at Christmastime by using the A Season of Wonder Devotional Calendar (see facing page for more details and excerpt).
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.