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What Will a Volunteer Coordinator Do For Me?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we’re starting a series titled: Ask Karen. CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer some of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: The budget of our church’s volunteer program got…

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A Love That Never DiesActivity kit for the Classroom

New for 2017, CTA has created the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit to celebrate the Lenten season. The kit includes 48 prayer sticks with questions and activities for parents and kids to think about together. But even though it’s called a “family activity kit,” there are a few impactful ways to use it…

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Sin Knows No StrangersA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: It’s hard to believe, but the Easter season is right around the corner—Ash Wednesday is March 1. Just like in the past, CTA is offering seven FREE sermon outlines to help you prepare your worshipers for Resurrection Day. This year, the theme is A Love That Never Dies, based on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find the second…

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Steppin’ Out in Faith, Living the Life God DesignedNew for 2017

Flats. Boots. Heels. Sneakers. Wedges. It doesn’t matter what kind—every woman loves shoes! As Cinderella famously said, “One shoe can change your life.” With that playful, shoe-tastic attitude in mind, CTA has just released its latest theme for women’s retreats: Steppin’ Out in Faith, Living the Life God Designed. And even though the theme is fun,…

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The Palm Branch ParadeA free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion that accompanies the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit. CTA has written six FREE, reproducible Easter devotions just like this one. You can send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday school, or make them part of your Easter outreach…

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An Everlasting LoveA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This Easter season, we invite you to consider God’s everlasting love for us. It’s a love that led him to give us a costly gift—the life of his Son. Today’s devotion is the first entry from the A Love That Never Dies devotional prayer journal. This devotion book takes readers through the forty days…

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CTA Makes Church Newsletters Easy!

No more fighting with publishing software. No more searching for graphics. No more hassle over your church newsletter! CTA is now offering fresh newsletter templates for 2017 in the Resource & Idea Center. These monthly newsletter templates are FREE and available for immediate download. Each month features two pages—a ready-to-go Christ-centered devotion on the front and space…

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7 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues in Sunday School

We all kept up a frantic pace in December, but now that January has come, you might feel the weeks starting to drag. The kids feel it, too—they’re leaving vacation behind and settling into another six months of school. Don’t let the winter blues hit your Sunday school! Keep reading for seven ways to energize…

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God’s Everlasting LoveA free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe, but the Easter season is right around the corner—Ash Wednesday is March 1. Just like in the past, CTA is offering seven FREE sermon outlines to help you prepare your worshipers for Resurrection Day. This year, the theme is A Love That Never Dies, based on Jeremiah 31:3….

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New Year, New Goals3 Ways to Track Your Progress

The holiday rush is over and the new year is here. You probably dedicated a considerable amount of time during the final months of 2016 to planning for this very moment—the moment when you’d open the calendar to 2017 and start pursuing 12 months of new goals. You’ve most likely heard about the rules of…

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