Have you noticed that many family devotionals for the Advent season focus on younger children? Those of us with junior highers, high schoolers, or kids of various ages at home don’t always know how to make the most of this time of year. That’s why I created this Advent devotional for families with teenagers.
By the time their kids are older, families probably have several Christmas traditions down pat. Yet everyone seems super-busy, especially in December, and can use some help refocusing on Jesus. These devotions allow families to rest, reflect, and remember. They’re written for parents who love Jesus and want keep the main thing the main thing—at Christmas and throughout the year. If you’re looking for a shorter advent devotion series, check out Tim and Tasha Leverts’ four-week advent devotion for students here.
The ideas are adjustable for different situations, so families can be creative. Each daily encounter takes no more than 10 or 15 minutes, with a bonus longer idea for weekends. Families can turn off electronics for a bit, eat breakfast together, use time in the car—whatever it takes to make space in the day for a brief, meaningful devotion.
Click here or on the image below to download your free “Names of Jesus” Advent Devotional!
Pro tip: Share this with parents of teenagers in your youth ministry. Entire families will benefit from these devotions during the weeks of anticipation leading to Christmas. What a great way to walk alongside parents as they nurture kids’ faith!
Let us know how it goes,