Study and Worship for Progressive Churches – Birth of Jesus
“In these pages, regardless of how the story has been heard before, there is room for seven-year-olds and 70-year-olds to grow and learn. I’m going to use this book with my congregation.” That’s how one reviewer summed up Donald Schmidt’s Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians adult study guide.
Now Study and Worship for Progressive Churches – Birth of Jesus makes the vision of the whole congregation sharing not only possible but easy. This all-in-one study and worship resource includes everything a congregation needs to enable children, youth, parents, and grandparents to share together in a four-week Advent study of the biblical stories of the birth of Jesus.
In these pages you’ll find:
- a complete, newly expanded edition of the original adult study guide Birth of Jesus for Progressive Christians, with five new photocopiable resource sheets for adults
- four weeks of learning resources for children, with full lesson outlines and photocopiable resource sheets
- four weeks of learning resources for youth, with full lesson outlines and photocopiable resource sheets
- ten prayers for Advent worship, including a “Call to Worship” and an opening or closing prayer for each week
- the scripture for each week, told in a creative way that can be shared easily with entire congregation
- a simple Christmas pageant
- music with lyrics that fit the progressive themes of the study, with permission for duplication and use within your congregation