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It may be hard on some fathers not to have a son, but it is much harder on a boy not to have a father. - Sandra D. Gilbert 

Cross+Gen Seasonals + Advent

Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary:
This two-theme Advent set covers four weeks


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Weeks 1 and 2
Prepare Your Heart

Weeks 3 and 4
Prepare Your Home

“Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour."
– Matthew 24:44

This is the one about whom it is written, 'See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.'"
– Matthew 11:10


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Cross+Gen Advent provides an “Advent-ure” for all the ages to meet together and discover the signs pointing to the birth of Jesus. Cross+Gen Advent is lectionary-based, interpreting Scripture each week through the arts and music, and includes a home connection with FAITH5.

Here’s what you get with Cross+Gen Advent:

Four PowerPoint® Presentations: Customize your presentation to fit your church’s needs choosing from several Images & Analogies™; brain-based teaching options to help each participant grasp key concepts, no matter what age and stage they are in. Add engaging options including– original cartoons, karaoke music videos, and learning games. Customize for your church using the prayer, communion, and theme Bible verse slides.

Skits: Each theme includes three skit options to present the theme in an engaging way. Use children, parents, youth and adults, or even puppets to present the skits!

Bible Verse Songs: An NRSV Scripture passage forms the core of each theme. By turning the Scripture passage into a memorable song, your Bible becomes both a text book and a hymn book. This Scripture verbatim song is provided in a karaoke style video in your PowerPoint Presentations, in addition to sheet music you can print out for a live option.

FAITH5 Devotions and Bookmarks: Printable take-home devotion booklets and bookmarks are provided, helping every home to connect for a few minutes every night via the FAITH5 nightly ritual:

1. SHARE your highs and lows
2. READ a Bible verse
3. TALK about how the Bible reading relates to your highs and lows
4. PRAY for one another’s highs and lows
5. BLESS one another

Leader’s Guide: This document contains all of the planning/presenting information you will need, including FAITH5 small group handouts, skits, and coloring sheets. Print it for your planning team and use it as you customize the PowerPoint Presentations.

Sermon Aids: Consider tying all of worship and education together around these sermon aids for a truly holistic Advent experience!

Small Group Theme Arts & Activities: Small groups interpret the theme through these engaging creative options. Bring Scripture to life through more traditional craft and service projects, or step out of the box with great options like clown sketches and interpretive movement!

Play Script: Want to skip the traditional children’s Christmas program, and try something totally different? This engaging drama is a great alternative.

Candle Lighting Litany: Use these meaningful litanies for the weekly lighting of Advent wreath candles.

Christmas Eve and Epiphany service resources: As you plan for Christmas Eve and Epiphany, consider using these great resources; a fully customizable PowerPoint and a printable outline.

The Christmiss Guest by Rich Melheim: You will receive one complimentary hard cover copy of “The Christmiss Guest” by Rich Melheim. This book supplements the Christmiss Guest PowerPoint, which is an Image & Analogy teaching option in theme 1.

As with all Faith Inkubators resources, our staff is committed to providing you with web and phone support to help you get the most from your partnership with Faith Inkubators!

The license for this one-year Faith Inkubators Cross+Gen Advent membership expires on August 31, 2017.


If you have any questions about the Faith Inkubators Cross+Gen Advent system, please contact us at info@faithink.com or toll-free at 888-55FAITH.



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