Contemplative Christmastide Worship – Free Resource

I’ve been designing and dreaming up contemplative worship experiences for over 8 years now with youth, young adults, regular ole’ adults and multi-generational groups. It has been one of the most mysterious and gratifying things I’ve done in ministry.

Being a part of the movement I thought I’d put together some ideas on pulling together your own “Contemplative Christmastide Worship” worship experience in these coming weeks. If you give this a go, it is designed to be a pretty simple set up and to go around 45 minutes to an hour. You are welcome to blow this out of the water and do some crazy stuff with it. That would be awesome!


If you do use it and get some pictures, could you send them to us to show on the site? That’d be really cool as well.

Have a fabulous Advent and Christmastide experience.




  1. Gavin,

    A fine piece. Thanks! I’ve asked our web team at GBOD to post a link to it. Will also post a link on the UM Worship Facebook Group and the UMC Worship Blog.

  2. Thanks so much Taylor! that means a lot coming from you. Appreciate the link love bro! After new year, let’s grab some lunch. It’s been a long while since we hung out & chatted.

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