2019-2020 Program Planning Guide | Because of Bethlehem—Love is Born and Hope is Here

Letter from our Secretary for Program

The 2019 Advent & Christmas Resources include ideas for Worship Planning in English and Spanish (meeting outlines, song suggestions, Advent wreath readings, children’s moments, responsive readings, sermons, drama sketches and more) as well as Children’s Programs (junior church ideas, Christmas pageants, etc.) for the four Sundays of Advent, a Christmas Eve service and the Sunday following Christmas.

The 2019 Advent material has once again been coordinated by the Central Territory and is based on the book ‘Because of Bethlehem’ by Max Lucado.  To access the complete set of resources please visit:


The first Sunday of Advent falls on December 1, 2019.  Be sure to visit this site early so that you have time to familiarize yourself with all that is available and be sure your key leaders have the materials they need well in advance!

May God bless you even now as you consider the blessing of His Advent into our world and His presence in your life!

In His Service,

Lt. Colonel James LaBossiere
Territorial Secretary for Program

Download resources:

2019 Advent Resource

Download Program Planning Guide:

Program Planning Guide

Para bajar recursos en Español:

Un Recurso de Adviento 2019

Guía para la planificación de programas:

Guía para la planificación de programas