Imagine the excitement of coordinating every aspect of a church's life during the Advent season. Older children, youth and adults study coordinated Sunday School lessons. The Sunday morning worship experience continues the theme. Intergenerational activities further unpack the theme on Wednesday or Sunday evenings. Celebrate Advent offers this sort of comprehensive church-wide experience for a church. The included Sunday school lessons offer a Bible study for older children, youth and adults. Fully developed worship outlines are also provided, complete with prayers, litanies, children's sermons, and even a sample sermon for each Sunday. Then, instructions for a intergenerational Bible studies and gatherings are offered for use on Wednesday or Sunday nights. Celebrate Advent provides a warm and wonderful way to draw your congregation together during this meaningful season. Materials included: - 4 fully developed worship outlines, including prayers and litanies - 4 children's sermons - 4 sermons - 4 Sunday School lessons for older children - 4 Sunday School lessons for youth - 4 Sunday School lessons for adults - 4 Plans for intergenerational gatherings & studies
John D. Hendrix was pastor of Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi. He was the Basil Manly Jr. Professor of Christian Education for 11 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Susan Hooks Meadors was Associate Pastor of Youth and Education at Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi. David G. Miller was Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College and Liturgist at Northside Baptist Church, Clinton, Mississippi.