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Under Wraps is an all-church Advent experience that explores the character of God described in the Old Testament and then revealed through Jesus Christ. Through small group resources for all ages, teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides, all areas of church life weave together for an exciting, new Advent celebration.
The adult study book is the centerpiece of the program, serving as the adult small group resource and the source of content for worship planners and leaders. Each week centers on a key word that describes a characteristic of God that is evidenced in the Old Testament and then seen more clearly through Jesus: faithful, dangerous, expectant, and jealous. Additional material on the theme of "Joy" is provided for an optional Christmas week focus.
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2014
Availability: In Stock
Series: Under Wraps
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About the Authors
Rob Renfroe is Pastor of Discipleship at The Woodlands UMC in Houston, Texas. As pastor of adult discipleship, Rob is charged with helping all adult members of the church to grow in their faith, to discover their calling, and to find a place to serve Christ and others; but he is especially drawn to serving the men of the congregation. He leads the popular Quest, attended by 300 men on Tuesday mornings and 225 men on Sunday evenings (eight weeks each fall and spring). In addition to his work at The Woodlands UMC, he has served as the national chairperson for the Confessing Movement and is currently the president of Good News - a national organization committed to the doctrinal integrity and spiritual renewal of The United Methodist Church. Rob, a graduate of Rice University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, has served The Woodlands UMC for 16 years.
Jessica LaGrone is Dean of the Chapel at Asbury Theological Seminary and an acclaimed pastor, teacher, author, and speaker who enjoys leading retreats and events at churches throughout the United States. She is the author of Namesake: When God Rewrites Your Story, and Broken and Blessed: How God Changed the World Through One Imperfect Family. She and her husband, Jim, have two young children.
Dr. Ed Robb is Senior Pastor at The Woodlands UMC in Houston, Texas. Serving the church for more than thirty years, his vision and leadership have led the church to become one of the fastest growing churches in Methodism, with over 10,000 members. He and his wife, Beverly, have three adult children. Andy Nixon is lead pastor of The Loft, a worshiping community for those who are discovering the relevance of the church and their place in it. In this role he heads up the worship team, preaches, and oversees daily operations of the ministry. He and his wife, Deborah, have two children.
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