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No Condemnationa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Grace! It lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, bringing pardon to the guilty, peace to the anxious, relief to the burdened, and joy for living day by day. Today’s devotion comes from Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart—a book with 25 readings that each focus on a different facet of…

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Rebuilding a Broken Worlda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion appears in the CTA devotion book: Justice, Kindness, Humility . . . It’s a Guy Thing! The pocket-sized book includes 17 quick, 5-minute devotions based on Micah 6:8. It would make a great addition to your men’s retreat this summer or fall! What she wanted was an island for the kitchen….

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25 Ways to Use Volunteers in Children’s Ministry

When you work with children as a teacher, youth group coordinator, or other kids’ ministry leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Along with caring for the children during class time, you have a to-do list that’s a mile long. It seems like you have one million tasks to complete each week! Could you use some…

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You Make an Eternal Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion focuses on the people who freely give their time and talents in service to your ministry. As you prepare for a new year of Sunday school and church activities, use these words to encourage those on your team. You can find this Ministry Message and several brand-new volunteer appreciation gifts in…

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Fresh Out of Ideas and Nowhere to Turn?

If you’re looking for a creative bunch of people, look no further than a children’s ministry team. The people on these teams are usually overflowing with great ideas. Those of us who haven’t been blessed with such creative minds are often left to scratch our heads and wonder, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” There…

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Fireworks of Faitha free devotion for this week’s meetings

Fireworks are ubiquitous on the Fourth of July—we just can’t celebrate our nation’s independence without them! We impatiently wait for darkness to settle in, as we join the crowds at the city park or the riverfront. Soon, all of our waiting pays off. A small streak of light hisses upwards and the sky is filled…

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Where Faith Meets Life

Where Faith Meets Life™ is a new CTA series designed to answer some of the discipleship needs in your ministry. We created these materials to help Christians integrate faith and life in their church, their home, their workplace, and their community. We have four books in the series: ­ The Bible: How to Read and…

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Encourage and Build Upa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: These days, kids’ sports can be competitive, to say the least. As you make your way through summer games or sports camps, we invite you to use this five-minute devotion to teach children how to be gracious losers and encourage their teammates in Jesus’ name. If you’re looking for additional resources to use…

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Parents Pray with Hopea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Working with children is a calling from our heavenly Father. Whether you’re a children’s minister, a nanny, or a stay-at-home-parent, you know the patience and persistence it takes to care for children. But there is one more P—prayer! God calls us to pray for children and to seek refuge in him when our…

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