Grow Ministries has many wonderful resources and ideas perfect for preparing our hearts for Jesus and his coming at Christmas.
Looking for a way to prepare for Christmas at home? An Advent calendar with a difference? Follow the days of Advent (beginning on the first day of December) by placing a candle or Christmas decoration on each day until Christmas Day and participating in the activity or idea together as a family or household.
Download a PDF sample of Grow Ministries’ Advent Activity here.
Growing Faith at Home
Growing Faith at Home starts with Advent – the beginning of the church year – and is a weekly lectionary-based resource to help households, individuals, and small groups live, share and celebrate each and every week. It has been designed to help connect weekly congregational worship with the faith life of the home. While the primary target is households with children and young people, it is flexible enough to be used by a variety of people in a variety of ways.
Order Growing Faith at Home from Grow Ministries’ website:
- Original (includes daily readings for the week in the Bible Readings section and a Creative Response idea)
- Simplified (focuses on the Sunday Bible readings)
GIFT Advent event for Christmas celebrations
Are you planning a worship service or an all-age event this Christmas? The GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) Advent event resource provides a range of ideas to encourage the sharing of Advent rituals and traditions that have been passed through many generations and an opportunity to make new ones. This is a great event resource for congregations, schools and homes. It includes many activity ideas and templates suitable for worship and an all-age event, such as worship ideas, dramas, a worship activity, other activities, take-home sheets for families, plus much more.
Seasons of the church year
This resource will help you and others understand the importance of each church year season and how it fits into our 12-month calendar, including Advent and Christmas. Seasons of the Church Year consists of several colourful sheets full of information that provide a fun and interactive way to help you grow in your understanding of the seasons of the church year.