FREE Resources for Saving Time This Christmas

“The King was among us, the Savior was here! And it all began that night—on that starry, starry night.” Merry Christmas! CTA has done it again—those joyful words are from CTA’s original song composed to accompany the 2016 Christmas theme Starry, Starry Night. It was written especially for kids, and they’ll sound great singing it!…

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Sow What?A free devotion for this week’s meetings

I’m hardly an expert on gardening and planting. And evidently, I passed my lack of knowledge on to my children. When my son was quite young, my wife asked him what he’d like to plant in our garden. He immediately had an answer—mashed potatoes! He had great expectations! That’s my boy! A year later, we…

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8 Can’t-Miss Outreach Opportunities for Children’s Ministry

The faith of a child is a beautiful thing! Jesus himself said that God has revealed things to children that even wise men don’t understand (Matthew 11:25). Since children so readily receive the truth, what can we do to share the Gospel with them? CTA has exactly what you need—the Time to Shine for Jesus…

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Life-Changing Prayersa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. As you read, remember that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s not too late to celebrate in your church! How will you honor those who serve in Jesus’ name? Imagine you could get…

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Meaningful Appreciation3 rules for thanking your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Many congregations plan receptions, organize card showers, and flood their pastors’ pantries with pastries and other goodies. Each church shows appreciation a little differently. There’s no one “right” way to do it. Whatever you do, though, make sure it’s meaningful. Here are three keys to doing that: Keep it personal….

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Simple Tips for Hosting a Christian Halloween Party

4 years old to 14 years old. Several studies have shown that children within this age range are the most receptive to hearing the Gospel message and believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. You may already be incorporating the concept of the “4/14 window” into your children’s ministry programs, but we’d like to show…

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Beautiful Feeta free devotion for Pastor Appreciation

Runners take good care of their feet. They take great care as they buy shoes. They don’t mind spending a few extra dollars on socks. They keep their toenails trimmed. They stretch their Achilles’ tendons. They are always on the lookout for the latest treatments for blisters and athlete’s foot. When you’re a runner, foot…

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