Christmas, Advent survival kit 2021

December 7, 2021

The celebration of Advent began November 28. The purpose of this season of the church year is to look toward the coming of Christ to earth — a season focused on waiting. It is a time of preparing for the glory of Christmas day. Here are a few resources to help you with your celebration of Advent. Some will help you in your worship planning; others will help you in your church and family devotionals.

Songs for worship
Top 15 Christmas Songs for Churches
Top 100 Christmas Songs of All Time from PraiseCharts.com
Top 100 Christmas Songs for 2021 from PraiseCharts.com
PraiseCarols 1 and PraiseCarols 2 from PraiseCharts.com
Christmas Carols for Acoustic Worship
Great Congregational Christmas Arrangements from HymnCharts.com
Top Christmas Worship Songs 2021 from EssentialWorship.

Advent devotionals
NC Baptist Family Devotional Guide
Billy Graham’s Advent Devotional. Free ebook.
The Dawning of Indestructible Joy. Daily Readings for Advent. by John Piper. Free ebook.
Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper. Free ebook.
Family devotional, A Countdown to Christmas from Focus on the Family
Making Meaningful Christmas Memories. Focus on the Family has several pages to help family celebrations.
CRU Advent Devotional Online
LifeWay Online Weekly Devotionals
YouVersion app Advent Reading Plans

Other resources
Also check out the numerous resources at Resources4Worship.org to search for drama, video, readings, etc. to help in service planning.

Scripture Study, Worship Links, and Resources from “The Text This Week”
Advent Resources from RCA
Resource Guide for Advent Worship Planning
Advent Resource Guide from Calvin Institute
Advent Resources from LiturgyLink
Advent Worship Resources from re:Worship
Selection of Advent Books

EDITOR’S NOTE:This article was adapted from a post on RenewingWorshipNC.org.

 

by Kenny Lamm  /  Worship Ministries Strategist  /  Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

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