2018 Advent Guides

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Engage with the season of waiting

This Advent, we are encouraging every person and every family to at Third to engage with this season of anticipation. Maybe start some new habits or practice new rhythms to try to experience Advent in a new and meaningful way. Here’s a few resources to get you started.

Join us for Common Rule Conversations

For those of us who are adopting the Advent Common Rule, we’ll hold two opportunities to process our experiences in community. It will be a chance to engage with what we’re experiencing in our homes and workplaces, share insights, and ask questions.

Join us for these Common Rule Conversations on Sunday morning, December 9 and 16, at 10:00 a.m. in Room 213/215.


The Common Rule Advent Edition! is a set of daily and seasonal habits to practice during the Advent season of 2018, which starts on December 2. These habits will draw you into a season of celebrating the King who has come, and waiting for the King who will come again. This year's Advent Edition! is focused on themes of justice and reconciliation, and was created in partnership between Justin Earley (Third member and author of the upcoming book The Common Rule) and Arrabon, our mission partner that equips communities to engage in the work of reconciliation.

How to find the Common Rule Advent Guide: visit thecommonrule.org/advent-edition to download the guide.


Our mission partner, Frontier Fellowship, has released a daily Advent devotional called Behold. This guide was born from a prayer to recognize signs of God’s Kingdom coming among the world’s least-reached peoples and places. Daily entries by Frontier Fellowship staff and ministry friends, including Richard Haney and LJ Jaworski, reflect on the realities of God making all things new—inviting readers to look with prophetic imagination and see the world for what it will be when His Kingdom comes in all its fullness.

 How to find the Behold Daily Advent Guide: Guides will be available around the church to pick up on December 2, and can be accessed digitally at: frontierfellowship.com/blog.