As society goes full speed ahead urging us to hurry and spend between now and Christmas, scripture will always call us to slow down and wait during Advent and celebrate all 12 days of Christmas.
If you are still looking for Advent and Christmas ministry ideas to help those you serve focus on the reason for the season and to share the story of Jesus’ birth, check out several options from Sparkhouse (including a few new resources!).
For preschoolers and their families
Teach your little ones about the Reason for the Season – Jesus’ birth – with our NEW Frolic Preschool Christmas Lesson! Over the course of two weeks, take your preschoolers through the story of Jesus’ birth by using creative play spaces, story sheets and stickers, and sharing the story through Rufus’ eyes in our Frolic storybook, “Rufus and the Very Special Baby.”
Frolic Preschool Christmas Starter Pack featuring leader materials, story sheets and stickers for 10 kids, storytelling posters, and a copy of “Rufus and the Very Special Baby” available for $17.99.
For your Sunday school kids
Our Christmas resources are designed to help your Sunday school kids learn the story of Jesus birth so they can share it with others, too! We’ve got ready-to-go resources perfect for you to hand-out to kids during worship, include in quiet bags, or use as ministry gifts – while supplies last.
Our 12-page Spark Story Bible Christmas Coloring Book features artwork from the Spark Story Bible. Available in packs of 10 and designed for age two to grade two, text helps connect kids with four Bible stories from the angel’s visit to Mary through the wise men’s visit – reminding them of what happened to who and where. Once completed, kids can gift it to someone special in their lives! $5.99 for a pack of 10.
In addition, our Whirl Kids Mini-Story Christmas Bible includes five, full color story retellings from the Whirl Kids Story Bible Classroom Edition based on scripture passages from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Available in packs of 10, these are perfect for bulk use – to give to kids and for them to give to others! $7.49 for a pack of 10.
Help youth unpack and understand Jesus’ birth story in new ways with a special-edition, single lesson of T.B.D.: Think. Believe. Do. Our T.B.D.: Sparkhouse lesson gives youth an opportunity to discuss in a teen small group about the true meaning behind December 25 and the reason for the season. $5.99 for single lesson digital download, including facilitator guide, student materials, and DVD.
For adults – and all ages
God’s gift of a Savior to us inspires us to find ways to give to others, especially during Advent and Christmas. From your small group to your congregation, service projects are at the core of the Reason for the Season. Download our FREE service project ideas for ideas to give back to your community in unique ways that can involve all age groups in sharing faith-based messages with others.
This December, we’ll be releasing more FREE resources for your community to use as they celebrate the Reason for the Season! Sign up to receive updates and check out our resources page regularly for access to downloads.