Just published! There are three new DVD-based studies for Advent 2019 from United Methodist publishers. Learn new facts, uncover truths, and have the most Methodist Christmas you have ever had with these new studies.
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You can reserve these studies for use during Advent now. Early requests give us time to order additional copies if needed. You can also borrow these studies now to preview and help you decide which study to choose for Advent.
These resources can be borrowed for free by anyone involved with a United Methodist Church in the North Carolina Conference. We can even mail them to you! All you need to do is fill out the Resource Request Form.
More Advent DVD Studies
We still have lots of excellent Advent studies from recent years including Home for Christmas by the NC Conference’s own Justin Coleman, several options by popular United Methodist pastor and author James W. Moore, and everything Adam Hamilton has ever published. See the full list on our Advent and Christmas DVDs for Adults pathfinder.
Brand New DVD Studies!
A Wesleyan Advent Experience
Get ready for the most Methodist Christmas you have ever had. These four United Methodist pastors use the lives and teachings of John and Charles Wesley to help you prepare for Christmas.
The 4-session study follows the standard Advent themes of peace, hope, love, and joy along with Nativity hymns by Charles Wesley, litanies for lighting the Advent wreath, and prayers.
From Heaven to Earth: Christmas For New Believers, Old Believers, and Nonbelievers
Glenda B. Manning
Discover the truth behind our Christmas traditions with this 5-session study from United Methodist pastors Wil Cantrell and Paul Seay. The authors invite participants to consider the foundational questions about the Christmas story: Did it really happen? And what does it truly mean?
By taking seriously the witness of scripture, the questions of skeptics, and the faith of billions of Christians across thousands of year, Cantrell and Seay provide an in-depth look into what we know about the world of Mary and Joseph from the Biblical record and other historical documents as well as a challenge to consider the difference Jesus’ birth makes for our lives today.
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Light of the World:
A Beginner’s Guide to Advent
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is a Jewish scholar of the New Testament. She is fascinated by Jesus and loves Christmas. Hear her unique perspective on the Christmas story and learn things about this historic event that you never knew.
Levine shows how the Gospel narratives connect to the Old Testament; highlights the role of women in first-century Jewish culture; and emphasizes the importance of Mary’s visitation, the census, the stable, the star of Bethlehem, and the flight to Egypt.
Are you ready for Advent yet?