An Illustrated Advent for Families (2016)
Please note that this product is for Advent 2016, and we are currently working on the new edition, An Illustrated Advent for Families (2017). The 2017 edition will be released November 19, 2017), but we will have a sample of the materials online sooner than that.
If you're new to Illustrated Children's Ministry or this product, and would like to see a sample of An Illustrated Advent for Families (as well as a sample for our Winter version of our Illustrated Worship Resources), click here.
December is busy. We can all agree about that, right?
It's also a time of the year that families are often trying to find ways to meaningfully talk about Christmas and the birth of Christ. But parents often feel under-resourced and under-qualified to put together activities that their families can do together.
December is also a very busy time for pastors, Christian educators, children's ministry staff...really, anyone who works at a church. Pastors often look through a variety of Advent resources for families, but never quite find something that seems right for their church. And it's too busy of a season to sit down and come up with your own Advent resource.
That's why we created An Illustrated Advent for Families.
We want to be able to resource and support families, as well as provide a theologically-rich resource for churches to feel comfortable sending home with their children and families.
We received a lot of positive feedback from last year's Illustrated Advent for Families, and we're even more excited for the release of this year's version.
When you purchase An Illustrated Advent for Families, we will provide you with:
- Family Devotions: 5 Weeks of Family Devotions that are simple, but meaningful. The five devotions walk through the story of the birth of Christ, and bring to life the characters of the story, along with the traditional themes of hope, peace, joy and love.
- Coloring Sheets: Three coloring sheets that can be used by your children (or, let's be honest, parents too) that celebrate the story of Jesus' birth.
- Advent Calendar with all new activities: We have an all-new Advent Calendar this year, featuring some really fun family activities to get you in the Christmas spirt.
- Build-a-Nativity: This year, we're introducing our Build-a-Nativity activity, which goes along with the themes of our weekly devotions. Join us on a journey through Advent and watch your child/children's nativities come to life each week of Advent.
We are very excited about this year's resource, and we know that you will love it too.
What do I get?
After completing your purchase, you'll instantly receive a link to download the PDF of An Illustrated Advent for Families. You will find everything you need in the PDF, and then you can share it with the families in your church.