Christmas at NewSpring: An Advent Toolkit
For Christians, the four weeks leading up to Christmas are a time to remember why Jesus came and prepare to celebrate His arrival. This season is called Advent, which comes from the Latin word for “coming.”
Whether you grew up with Advent traditions or you’re new to Christianity, there’s no better time than now to pause and remember what a big deal it is that God came to earth and is coming back again.
Join your campus every week for Christmas at NewSpring, and take it one step further by digging into the resources below.
Read the Bible
Join your no ordinary family in reading this Advent devotional from Dec. 1 to Dec. 25. Text READ MY BIBLE to 30303 to get devotionals via text each morning. (Or, download a printable version here.)
“Hope Is: A 14-Day Devotional”
Discover the power of hope and how it changes our view of everything. Read one passage a day for the next 14 days, and use the prayer starters to talk to God about what you’re learning along the way.
“The Dawning of Indestructible Joy” by John Piper
Use these 25 meditations to deepen and sweeten your adoration of Jesus and keep Him at the center of your Christmas season.
Read a Book
“Hidden Christmas, the Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ” by Tim Keller
By understanding the message of hope and salvation within the Bible’s account of Jesus’ birth, you’ll experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a deeper and more meaningful way.
“Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas” by Anne Voskamp
With vivid, full-color illustrations, downloadable ornaments, and moving scenes from the Bible, this book is a gift your whole family can experience each day leading up to Christmas.
Learn More with Your Group
Try a video Bible study on RightNow Media. (New to RightNow Media? Get your free NewSpring account here.)
“Everyday Avent” by Brenda Drost
“Everyday Advent” is a 4-week devotional study that will help you focus on your relationship with Jesus and heighten your expectation to see His promises fulfilled in everyday life.
“Advent” by Matt Chandler
Jesus Christ has come and will come again. This is the hope of the Church. Join Matt Chandler of the Village Church as he talks about the eager expectation and desire of God’s people.
“Emmanuel” by IF: Gathering
Through this four-week study, your group will experience the beautiful, life-changing meaning of Emmanuel — God with us.
Celebrate Advent as a Family
Looking for something you can do with the kids? Watch this unique take on the Christmas story, and be sure to follow KidSpring on social media for more tips and ideas for celebrating Advent as a family.