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You Are God’s One-of-a-Kind Valentine

This year, Valentine’s Day lands on a Wednesday. That makes it the perfect theme for a midweek children’s Bible class or event! Don’t worry—this isn’t a typical Valentine’s Day, lovey-dovey theme. It’s a theme about the real, amazing, and grace-filled love of God! Because of Jesus, this love covers all of our sins and makes…

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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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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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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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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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New for Lent 2018!This is Love: Acts of the Savior

When you want to read about the death and resurrection of Jesus, you usually turn your Bible to one of the Gospels. But, have you ever realized just how much the book of Acts points to the Passion? Take a look at one of CTA’s Easter themes for 2018—This is Love: Acts of the Savior….

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A Prayer for Christmas Day

Read Luke 2:1–17. Our Savior, Jesus, today is your day. We cannot sing enough carols, hymns, and songs of praise! The angels spoke words of awestruck praise, amazed at your love and the ways you were demonstrating that love. A Savior, born on earth, God become man, lying in a manger in Bethlehem! Who could…

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A Kids’ Christmas Lesson for 5th Sunday

Editor’s note: This lesson is slightly adapted from the FREE children’s event outline that accompanies one of CTA’s Christmas themes, God’s Promise Came True. Use this lesson for the 5th Sunday of December and be sure to check out CTA’s other FREE event outlines! When the children are seated, ask volunteers: What’s a promise? (When…

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