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The Pencila free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from Blueprints for Life, a pocket-sized devotion book for men. With the book’s theme Bible verse of 1 Corinthians 3:11, the quick messages encourage men to find their foundation and support in the triune God. Don’t forget—CTA offers a variety of FREE resources (including a retreat outline!) to help…

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4 Women’s Ministry Retreat Icebreakers

Fall is the season for retreats, but don’t start your event without having a little fun first! Try these icebreakers to get your retreat started on a fun note: Friendly Debate Before the retreat, think about ten lighthearted “debate” questions: What’s better—chocolate or ice cream? If you went to a deserted island, would you take…

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Stretch Your Children’s Ministry BudgetCTA can help!

It’s one thing all children’s ministry leaders have in common—making every dollar count! In many churches, budgets are tighter than ever. And, if you’re blessed with rising participation in your programs, you’re left with a double-whammy. How can you do more, for more kids, with less money? CTA has the answer! The FREE downloadables in…

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Bouquet of Blessingsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the women’s theme Bouquet of Blessings. CTA offers a FREE retreat guide for this theme, along with others like Reflections: The Woman God Sees and Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart™. Check them out today in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center! In a story shared on the Internet, a…

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10 Quick Tips for Pastor Appreciation

October is a time for pumpkins, apple cider, Fall Festivals, and . . . Pastor Appreciation Month. If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, don’t worry. There’s still time to do a little planning. How will you thank your pastor? Try one (or all 10!) of these ideas. Gather eleven church friends…

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Praying for Children7 Ways to Include Every Worshipper

Take a moment and think about the members of your church. Even if you don’t have a school or childcare center, there are probably a good number of children in your church. Although many of these young members receive faith training at home or instruction through the programs at your church, there is still more…

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Loved and Forgiven to Love Othersa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from Woman of God®: Living Loved. The devotion book includes five weeks of daily encouragement that reassures women of the genuine, everlasting love of God through Jesus. Plus, you can use the devotion book as the basis of your women’s retreat this fall. Look for the FREE retreat guide in…

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3 Signs the Loneliness Epidemic Is Invading Your Church

God said it from the very beginning: “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18 ESV). But, like with many other things in our fallen world, God’s Word has been forgotten. Loneliness prevails—so much so that many social experts are now calling it an epidemic. Mother Theresa called loneliness the leprosy…

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Being the New Kid10 Ways to Help New Students Feel Welcome

We’ve all been the new kid at some point in our lives—being in a new and unfamiliar environment is difficult! For many children, the anxiety sticks around for several days and can have a real impact on their learning. But you, as their teacher, can welcome new students with the joy of Jesus and make…

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A Place at the Tablea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the men’s ministry theme Man of God: Renewed for Life. The theme, based on Isaiah 40:31, aims to strengthen men in heart, mind, and spirit. Did you know that CTA also offers a FREE men’s retreat in this theme? Check it out and start planning your fall event today!…

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