The Jesse Tree

Celebrate Advent with a Jesse Tree

Each day of Advent, read a Bible story about someone on Jesus’s family tree and hang an ornament symbolizing the story on your Jesse Tree. As you decorate your tree, you’ll see how God prepared for Jesus to be born through many generations.


The idea of a Jesse Tree is rooted in Isaiah 11:1: "A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots." Jesse was the father of David, Israel's greatest king. And Jesus is descended from the line of David. He is the branch God promised would grow from Jesse’s family tree.


Jesse Tree Symbols and Bible Stories

A complete list of Jesse Tree Bible stories and symbols to represent them on your tree.

Making a Jesse Tree

There are many ways to make a Jesse Tree and Jesse Tree ornaments.

Jesse Tree Photo Challenge

Celebrate Advent on Instagram through photos that reflect the daily Jesse Tree readings.

Jesse Tree Advent Devotions

Let these devotions, structured around the Jesse Tree theme, guide you through Advent to Christmas. 

Jesse Tree Family Devotions

These family devotions can be used with or without Jesse Tree symbols. 

Jesse Tree: Intergenerational Advent Event

 Offer an intergenerational activity to help church members prepare to celebrate Advent and Christmas.

Additional Jesse Tree Resources

Go in-depth with the Jesse Tree using one of these additional resources.

El árbol de Isaí

Como cristianos, queremos que nuestro enfoque esté en Cristo, no en lo comercial o en las muchas actividades que trae el estar listo para navidad. Hay muchas maneras de prepararse para navidad. Una manera es por medio de un árbol de Isaí.