Posted by: StrongStakes | December 23, 2011



The church where I am working part-time, Pacific Pointe, will not hold corporate worship this Sunday morning.  Instead, we encouraged all our households to celebrate Christmas in their homes, with their families.  To facilitate this, we created a tool … “Christmas-in-a-Box”!  In fact, our own Scott H. donated 150 cardboard boxes to the church; the high school group assembled the boxes; and our children’s church decorated them with crayons and stickers.  They look very creative!

We then filled them with several items:  step-by-step instructions for leading family worship, Christmas carols, portable Communion elements, even an offering envelope!  We challenged our dads, grandpas, uncles, etc., to LEAD their families in 15 minutes of worship before they tear into their presents.

If you were at this past Monday’s study, then you already received copies of the instructions.  For those not with us, you can click on the links below to download and print copies for your use this Sunday. Buy some grape juice, or a bottle of wine, and a small bread roll for Communion.  Make copies of the carols for everyone present.  Get everyone involved in discussing the questions.

Remember my tried-and-true ministry adage:

  • Speak to basic human need.
  • Use terms that people understand.
  • Focus sharply on Jesus Christ!

May this simple idea facilitate your efforts to lead your families in worshiping the infant-king … Jesus, the Savior of the world!

Abide in the Vine!

~ tr

P.S.  Remember, we will NOT meet for Bible study this coming Monday, Dec. 26th … our next study is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, at 7 pm.

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