How to Recapture the Wonder of the Season
Do you long to create the perfect Christmas for yourself and those you love? Are you captivated by glossy photos of festive meals in holiday magazines? Do you strive to find practical yet charming presents for everyone on your gift list? Do you carefully plan just the right trimmings to decorate your home?
This December sermon series is much more than a Christmas countdown of what's and how-to's. It's a comprehensive tool for making this the most meaningful, Christ-centered Christmas you've ever experienced. You'll learn how to slow down, make a plan that keeps Christ the center of your activities, follow through on what you've decided, and joyfully celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
You'll experience the Christmas you've always longed for when you:
1. Slow Down for Reflection
2. Keep a Christ-centered Focus
3. Manage the Inevitable Distractions
4. Celebrate Whatever Your Circumstances
5. Enjoy a God-pleasing Christmas
Order The Christmas You've Always Longed For series Preacher's Kit by Mainstay Ministries. Or, download your favorite weekly sermon and service themes below.
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.
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.