We are thankful for those who have taken the time to thoughtfully review our products. Below are several recent reviews.
Rev. Matt Overman, Pastor of Children and Family Ministries at Grand Lake UMC, wrote “In my 10+ years of ministry, I have never found something that was so easy and affordable on the church side AND was actually used by families to begin discussions and talk about faith at home.” Read Matt’s entire review.
Rori Blakeney wrote at Youth Worker Collective, “The Lent In a Box resource is solid in terms of its theological premise, and makes it easy for a family to use the material. While it avoids familiar words like self-denial, it lifts up the idea that Lent is a time to draw near to God to examine our life in a way children can grasp. This is designed for families which is a big plus.” Read the entire article.
Brittany Nelson from Deeper Kidmin wrote regarding Advent in a Box Edition 1, “It’s interactive. A lot of Advent resources I’ve seen have just discussion questions, but this one includes a hands-on activity, an interactive prayer activity, family conversation starters, a weekly challenge, an Advent Candle Craft, a story, AND Scripture readings for each week, so there are lots of ideas for families to use.” Read the entire review.
What our customers are saying…
The depth, yet simplicity of it.
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.
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.
LOVED that it could just be downloaded – a huge time saver.
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 the list of supplies with the direct link or item number to purchase on Amazon. This was a life saver!
I love how this is so easy for busy families to digest.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
As a youth leader I enjoy talking to the kids about what they have learned.
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.
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 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.
I loved the content and the shopping list!
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.