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Let’s Celebrate!

Get out the balloons and order a cake—today is Administrative Professionals Day! Take this opportunity to thank your ministry staff for all the hard work they put in throughout the year. Better yet, celebrate all week long with these ideas: Honor your staff members by featuring them on your website or in your church newsletter….

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From 0 to 99Bridging the Generational Divide

How many generations of worshippers do you see in your church on Sunday morning? You may not realize it, but most ministries serve individuals from six different generations. Think about it: The GI Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each generation of worshippers comes to church with its own…

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More Questions Than Answersa free devotion for National Volunteer Week

Editor’s note: This week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. In honor of the countless volunteers that make Christian ministry possible, today’s devotion comes from the With Heartfelt Thanks devotion book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re looking for an end-of-year appreciation gift, browse through CTA’s selection today!…

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Gifts for Graduates

How are the graduates in your ministry feeling as the big day draws closer? Confident? Shaky? Excited? Confused? Maybe a mixture of it all? Reassure these graduates that God will always be with them—no matter what their future brings! With a meaningful graduation gift from CTA, they’ll feel the hope, clarity, and encouragement they need…

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It’s Not too Late!Start Planning Your VBS Today

Did VBS accidently fall off your to-do list? Did you intentionally plan to not host VBS this year, but now you’re changing your mind? Have you simply been too busy to think about VBS? If you’re lagging behind when it comes to planning your VBS program, don’t worry—it’s not too late! CTA offers a wide…

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Reflections: The Woman God Seesa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s newest Mother’s Day theme Reflections: The Woman God Sees. The gifts and resources from this theme focus on Isaiah 62:4. Read this devotion today and then, use it at your Mother’s Day tea or luncheon or at any other type of…

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Teacher Appreciation8 Ways to Show You Care

The end of the school year and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1–5) are quickly approaching. Now is the perfect time to honor your teachers’ hard work! Plus, a little bit of recognition will show your staff how much you care for them and how much you value their service. Here are eight ways to appreciate…

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Jesus Lives!a free Holy Week devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit. CTA offers many other FREE children’s devotions in the Resource & Idea Center. Send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday school, or make them part of your…

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A Love That Never Diesa free Easter devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the packet of sermon outlines that accompanies CTA’s Easter theme, A Love That Never Dies. You can use this sermon on Easter Sunday or in the church services, Bible studies, or the mid-week classes leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Visit CTA’s Resource & Idea Center to download…

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With Heartfelt ThanksRecognition Ideas for Church Volunteers & Staff

Editor’s note: ‘Tis the season of appreciation. April 26 is Administrative Professionals Day, April 23–29 is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and May 1–5 is Teacher Appreciation Week. Are you looking for appreciation ideas or Christian gifts to honor the service of these dedicated individuals? Check out CTA! The list below is just one part of CTA’s…

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