01-23-18_Blog

Let’s Have a Snow Day!

As the weeks of winter start to add up, are the kids in your ministry getting antsy? They’re probably spending the large majority of their time inside these days and it’s probably getting old, really quickly. Your staff members and volunteers might have cabin fever, too. Now is the perfect time to bust out of…

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This Is Personala free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: The Easter season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14. Consider enriching your ministry’s Easter preparations with resources from CTA—devotion books, family activities, send-home gifts, and much more. This week’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE sermon outlines that accompany This Is Love, one of CTA’s themes for the Easter season. You can browse through…

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Seeing the Extraordinary among the Ordinary

Do you ever look back at your life and think, “Where did the time go?!” Life seems to be flying by and it’s easy to get caught up in a routine. Drop the kids off; go to work; go home; go to bed. Even the more notable days like holidays, birthdays, and vacations blend into…

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New Day, New You!a message of encouragement for children’s ministers

By now, most of the “newness” of the New Year has worn off. For most of us, those resolutions we so confidently made have started to wear a bit thin. Either we’ve given up or we wish we could. Throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere, it can be hard to think of January as a…

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Humble Majestya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: The beginning of the Easter season, Ash Wednesday, is only one month away. Use this devotion to remind the volunteers, teachers, and church staff in your ministry of Jesus’ amazing humility and his awe-inspiring majesty. God’s blessings as you begin your journey to the cross and empty tomb!    When Queen Elizabeth II…

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Sanctity of Human Life Sundaycelebrate life on January 21

Christians celebrated the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day on January 13, 1984. Now, 34 years later, the world remains entrenched in abortion, euthanasia, and a host of other actions that seek to destroy what God has so lovingly created. Below is a list of resources you may find helpful as you celebrate “Life…

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3 Easy Object Lessons for Sunday School

Use these three easy object lessons to enhance your Sunday school teachings in 2018! Jesus Conquers Sin Bible verses Colossians 2:13–15; John 1:29; 1 John 3:5 What you need A clear pie plate A penny A half-filled glass of water Red food coloring A free standing candle Matches A drinking glass large enough to cover…

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Flash Back, Flash Forwarda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: The Easter season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 14. Consider enriching your ministry’s Easter preparations with resources from CTA—devotion books, family activities, send-home gifts, and much more. This week’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE sermon outlines that accompany This Is Love: Acts of the Savior, one of CTA’s themes for the Easter season….

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Humilitya free kids’ devotion for Lent

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the This Is Love: Acts of the Savior Family Activity Magnet. 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…

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