Last week I wrote that I came across a challenging idea for Advent/Christmas. It’s called “Advent Conspiracy.” It flows out of an experiment by several churches to do Christmas differently. They have expanded the idea, put together a website and are inviting other churches to join them in the conspiracy.
You can read all about it at www.adventconspiracy.org
The Advent Conspiracy is built around 4 themes:
1. Worship More
2. Spend Less
3. Give More
4. Love All
On the website, you can read about how each concept is understood. The overall goal is to simplify our Christmas celebrations/preparations in order to fight consumerism, build relationships with God and others, and grow in meaningful generosity.
Here’s my question for you: Is this something worth pursuing as a group? We can’t impose something like this on our church community, but as a group we could embrace it and invite others along for the ride. I’d like to take some time to chat about it at our gathering next Thursday evening. It seems like a great way to “practice” missional living. I welcome your thoughts.