Summer is a time of fun and adventures – a time of playing, traveling, visiting, camping, cookouts and outdoor fun! It is also a time when church attendance usually drops. This summer keep your families connected to your church and God by giving them Quest in a Box so they can include God in their summertime adventures.
Quest in a Box focuses on a Rule of Life for the summer based off of a question from the historic Westminster Shorter Catechism – “What is the chief end of man?” or in more modern language “why did God create us?” The answer in the catechism is “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.” Glorify God and enjoy God! That is our quest for families this summer!
Quest in a Box is a pizza box filled with 14 all-age devotions and activities that families can use at their own pace throughout the summer. You might want to create the boxes to hand out to your community at the beginning of summer vacation or to families at the conclusion of VBS to help them continue to grow in their relationship with God for the remainder of the summer.
Everything a family needs in order to complete the activities will be in the box (aside from normal household supplies like markers and tape). We have created all the devotions and activities for you. Purchase your Quest in a Box download which includes the devotions, activities, instructions, shopping list and customizable stickers. You will need to print the materials, buy the supplies, and pack the boxes. We provide an Amazon shopping list to make it easier for you to get the needed supplies. We’ve priced out all of the contents needed for each box and estimate a cost of $3-4 per box for Quest in a Box. Several of the items you may already have in your church’s craft closet which would make the boxes even more economical.
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What they’re saying…
The depth, yet simplicity of it.
We did the advent boxes for the first time this year and our families loved it! Looking forward to incorporating Lent in a Box and seeing what they think. This is such a great tool if anyone is on the fence.
I loved the content and the shopping list!
Lent in a Box…if you haven’t ever tried Advent in a Box, then you need to check this out now! The products from this organization are easy to prepare, fun and engaging for all ages, and great learning tools for churches and families!! We 💜 Family Ministry Tools and especially its creators!
As a youth leader I enjoy talking to the kids about what they have learned.
The advent in a box quickly became a favorite family activity in our house. As with any step family, we are always looking for ways to connect across the miles. Sharing box in VA and one in CO afforded us the opportunity to connect across the miles and continue to share our passion for Christ.
We loved the Advent in a box, and were very excited to open and do the next day. It is a wonderful family activity during the most wonderful season of the year!
I love how this is so easy for busy families to digest.
I just wanted to tell you how thrilled my families were with the activities. They seemed to hit all learning styles of the children and the feedback from my families was very good.
There was so much that I liked about Advent in the Box. I loved the hands on activities and that all the supplies were in the box that you needed.
We noticed that in this particular outreach many grandparents took a box for their children/grandchildren. A great way to reach out to the next generations.
Our family has used Advent in a Box for the past few Advent seasons. It gives us a time to come together as a family and reflect on the season as well as have some fun together. The projects are easy and we have some wonderful family keepsakes from these boxes.
LOVED that it could just be downloaded – a huge time saver.
Robin introduced Advent in a Box to Deep Creek United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, VA when she served as our Program Director. These boxes were an instant hit with the families of our church and children’s center. They served as a way to bring families together during a busy time of the year and helped them focus on the true meaning of Advent and Christmas. The activities had families talking and thinking about the coming of our Lord. We will be using them again this year. What a great way to disciple generations together!
I use the Advent box as my daily devotion during the season. The 15 minutes each day gives me time to reflect on peace, joy, hope, so that I am better able to show love to others during this hectic time of year.
This is a great tool to reach not only families within the church but also those in the community. I am currently making 200 boxes to share with the church members, children attending our children’s center and some extras for members to share with their friends. We are very excited to be using the Family Ministries Tools Advent in a Box this advent season.
Loved the list of supplies with the direct link or item number to purchase on Amazon. This was a life saver!
This well thought out, creative resource for families provides an easy but enriching process for observing the season of Lent and exploring its themes of temptation, perseverance, repentance, and mercy; and practicing the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.