- Pastors planning for Advent
- Daily devotional readings
Advent Series Kit Contents:
- Welcoming the Christian New Year Night with New Room Event on December 2, 2021 (Live Online Event)
- Recording of a Two-Hour, Online Advent Preaching and Worship Planning Workshop that was hosted on Thurs. Oct. 14 with J.D. Walt, and Lee and Judy Stevenson
- Four Weekly Small Group Teaching Sessions with J.D. Walt (via on-demand video)
- Zoom readings of the daily content each morning at 6:30am CT to read the text together, pray, and declare our faith together. (20 minutes tops, led by J.D. Walt)
- Two Christian New Year Daily Text books (more available at bulk discount rates)
- Artwork, Media Files, Promotional materials for congregational use
About The Christian New Year Advent Series Kit
For Advent this year, we’re putting together the best resources we can to help you and your congregation thrive as you do the hard (often unrecognized on earth, but always seen in heaven) work of preaching, teaching, and discipling according to the Story of Jesus.
The Christian New Year makes the way for a community to journey through the year with that Story at the center of their lives, rather than with the story the cultural calendar tells us is most important at the center. Our watch tells us what’s urgent, our calendar tells us what’s important, and the Word of God tells us what’s ultimate. When we preach together through the Awakening Year, we are guiding ourselves and our congregations toward what is ultimate.
The books, videos, and initial media files will come your way immediately, along with access details for the Oct. 14 workshop.
(If you can’t make the workshop live, register to get everything and we’ll be sure to send you the recording. We look forward to doing Advent together this year!)
About The Christian New Year
But it’s not January 1, you say. For the followers of Jesus, the new year begins with Advent. And what a beginning it is as we start by looking to the very end of the age and the second coming of Christ. Advent issues a clarion call to wake from our slumber, realign life, and get in step with the Holy Spirit. The Christian New Year unfolds a journey from the second coming all the way to Bethlehem and the first coming, setting the stage for the year ahead. Gather with family, friends, and neighbors and take the journey together. Our calendar is the most important document in life for it reveals to us how we spend the most valuable thing we have: our time. The Christian New Year will help us understand our calendar like never before and live into our times with the fullness of life.
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