The Advent Project

CoverPhotoA Note from the Campus Pastors

This devotional is a gift to the George Fox community, prayerfully written by George Fox undergraduate students to encourage our community to enjoy the presence of God in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

The weeks leading up to Christmas are called Advent—beginning four Sundays before Christmas Day. Advent is a season of the church calendar when Christians remember that God was faithful to His promise to send the long-awaited Messiah and will be faithful to his promise to return again. In these weeks of Advent, we read the prophetic passages and celebrate the nativity story, and we remember that waiting is a central theme in the Christian story of God’s faithfulness.

Within this devotional, each Sunday of Advent opens with Bible passages for you to meditate on for the week. You may find it helpful to read this passage of scripture each day and to begin with prayer in order to focus your attention on Jesus. In the days that follow, you will find a devotional meditation on these scripture passages and Advent themes written by George Fox students. We recommend that as you spend time focusing on God through prayer, scripture reading, and these devotional meditations, you make yourself especially attentive to how God might want to speak to you personally.

The student writers were nominated for this project by George Fox University faculty and student life staff, and represent various academic majors and years in school. As you read their words, know that it is their hope and ours that during this season of Advent, you will remember that the God who promised is faithful, and that you will find hope, peace, joy, and love in the God who made his dwelling among us.

Grace and Peace to you this Advent season,

Your Campus Pastors

Jamie Noling-Auth, Rusty St. Cyr, and Jamie Johnson


The Advent Project: A collection of meditations by students at George Fox University