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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 4-8

How would you grade the 2014-15 school year? You may have a month or two left of classes, but by now, you can probably start to evaluate the 10 months of teaching that you and your staff have put in the books. Were there moments of chaos? moments when you wanted to pull your hair…

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A Ministry Lifeline for New Parents

When a newborn baby comes into the world, the parents’ lives change forever. I remember experienced parents telling me and my husband this exact thing when we were expecting our first daughter. I felt like people were trying to prepare us for a harrowing experience. As we progressed in our parenting, we both agreed that…

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Sarah: Joy in the Journeya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion is part of CTA’s newest theme celebrating women’s ministry—Woman of God: Joy in the Journey. The thoughtful gifts from this theme are perfect to use during women’s retreats, at Bible studies, or in church on Mother’s Day. Plus, CTA offers several free resources to expand the impact of your gifts. …

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Build a Christ-Centered Team in 90 Minutes or Less

We are just two days away from the official start of spring and summer will be here before we know it! That means the season of vacation Bible school is quickly approaching. Are you ready for the crowds of children that will soon be knocking at your door? One of the most critical steps in…

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Jesus’ Love for Me Inspires My Love for Hima free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion for children comes from CTA’s new line of Easter products, This Love Changes Everything. In particular, this devotion comes with the theme’s activity magnet for kids—a great hands-on learning resource for children at Sunday school, mid-week services, or an Easter event. Check it out today! I’m so glad you are…

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Joy in the Journeya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion is part of CTA’s newest theme celebrating women’s ministry—Woman of God: Joy in the Journey. The thoughtful gifts from this theme are perfect to use during women’s retreats, at Bible studies, or in church on Mother’s Day. Plus, CTA offers several free resources to expand the impact of your gifts….

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25 Authentic, Meaningful Ways to Affirm Kids & Youth

This time of year, activities in Christian schools, Sunday schools, CCD classes, choirs, Awana, and Bible clubs begin winding to a close. In a few weeks, the children and youth you have worked with for multiple weeks, months, or perhaps even years will move on—to a different class, school, or community. Perhaps one of the…

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Christ is Risen!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s free devotion is a ministry message taken from CTA’s Easter theme, Christ is Risen. This product line offers bookmarks and other small tokens of celebration that you may wish to hand out at your ministry’s Easter celebrations. Along with this ministry message, you are welcome to download other free resources like theme-related…

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Recognizing Christ-Centered Service

CTA’s latest theme release comes just in time for Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 12-18) and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8). Using the gifts and free resources from Christ-Centered Service, you can honor the individuals that have made an extraordinary impact in your ministry this year. Presenting recognition certificates is a fun and budget-friendly way to…

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