"Joy To The World" toolkit
We spend our lives pursuing happiness, but it never seems to last. What we need is what only God offers us — unshakable, unwavering joy.
Starting Dec. 1, "Joy to the World" will show us why Jesus’ birth brings joy to the world and everyone in it, including you.
We’ve collected some things to equip you for the unique challenges of the holiday season and dig into the teaching. The toolkit is help and wisdom you can share with everyone in your circles — groups, serving teams, friends, co-workers, classmates, and neighbors.
Get practical help
The holiday season doesn't have to be stressful. These articles are packed with wisdom and practical tips to keep you full of joy.
Article: "The survivor’s guide to staying sane during the holidays" (NewSpring)
Article: "The survivor's guide to parenting during the holidays" (NewSpring)
Article: "Feeling down? How to make it when the days aren't merry or bright" (NewSpring)
Article: "Promises for people who are homesick at Christmas" (NewSpring)
Have fun with your kids
Article with activities: "What is Joy?" (Focus on the Family)
Explore the topic on your own
Book: "Fight Back with Joy" by Margaret Feinberg
Article: "The Key to the Christian's Joy" (Ligonier Ministries)
Article: "Why Jesus' birth matters to you" (NewSpring)
Take a devotional journey
Study: "Advent: A 23-Day Devotional" (NewSpring)
Do video studies with your group
We've got recommendations for helpful video Bible studies for "Joy to the World" and every sermon series. You can find them on the NewSpring Channel of the Bible study streaming service, RightNow Media. (Get your free NewSpring account.)
"Joy to the World" playlist, NewSpring Channel, RightNowMedia.
Share the good news!
Save this digital invite card and use it to invite someone to church. Circle where you'll be attending, fill in the gathering you're going to, then share it on social or text it to a friend.
You can also spread the joy by printing this poster and putting it up in your company break room, your college dorm, or your family's storefront.
The Christmas season will bring many opportunities to talk about the love of Jesus and why He came to Earth. If that intimidates you, you're not alone. These articles can help you and encourage you as you have those conversations:
Article: "Three reasons Christmas is the perfect time to invite someone to church" (NewSpring)
Article: "4 fears that stop us from sharing our faith" (NewSpring)
Article: "Sharing the Gospel without being pushy or a pushover" (NewSpring)
Get into the spirit of the season by watching some of your church family's favorite Christmas memories. Share them (or, better yet, share your own favorite memory) as you invite people to join us for "Joy to the World" and Christmas at NewSpring.
Greg's favorite Christmas memory
Watch Greg's favorite Christmas memory
Worship to our favorite Christmas music
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Christmas music. NewSpring Worship has collected its favorite festive songs in a special "Joy to the World" playlist for Spotify and Apple Music. We'll be singing some of them during the series! Let your Christmas spirit overflow in the car, shower, cubicle, or wherever you go!