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S.H.I.N.E.a free Fall Festival devotion for kids

Editor’s note: As the children of your church prepare to celebrate at Fall Festivals or Halloween Alternative events, this devotion will help them take along the most important thing—the ability to share the love of our Savior! For more FREE children’s devotions, check out all of CTA’s Ministry Messages in the Resource & Idea Center!…

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Glory to the Newborn Kinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s Christmas themes, Glory to the Newborn King. You can download this Ministry Message and several other FREE resources in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. All of the materials coordinate perfectly with the Glory to the Newborn King gifts. Look for the bulletin cover, full-resolution artwork,…

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Gospel Story by Emojisa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies  Gospel Story by Emojis—an all-new evangelism theme from CTA. Kids will love the artwork and specially designed Christian emojis. The resources are perfect for community outreach or mission trips! Before you begin, find, enlarge, and print the emoji you plan to talk…

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Give Thanks!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Does your church host a Thanksgiving worship service, hand out food baskets, or cook Thanksgiving dinner for the community? Consider sending participants home with a Thanksgiving gift from CTA. Look for magnetic calendars, devotion books, and bookmarks at www.CTAinc.com! How empty life would feel if we…

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Countdown to Christmas

The countdown is on! With only 90 days left until Christmas, have you laid out a plan for your children’s ministry programs? Head over to www.CTAinc.com and browse through the children’s gifts in the brand-new Christmas theme, God’s Promise Came True: An activity book for kids ages 7 to 11 A softcover book that comes…

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4 Women’s Ministry Retreat Icebreakers

Fall is the season for retreats, but don’t start your event without having a little fun first! Try these icebreakers to get your retreat started on a fun note: Friendly Debate Before the retreat, think about ten lighthearted “debate” questions: What’s better—chocolate or ice cream? If you went to a deserted island, would you take…

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Stretch Your Children’s Ministry BudgetCTA can help!

It’s one thing all children’s ministry leaders have in common—making every dollar count! In many churches, budgets are tighter than ever. And, if you’re blessed with rising participation in your programs, you’re left with a double-whammy. How can you do more, for more kids, with less money? CTA has the answer! The FREE downloadables in…

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Bouquet of Blessingsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the women’s theme Bouquet of Blessings. CTA offers a FREE retreat guide for this theme, along with others like Reflections: The Woman God Sees and Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart™. Check them out today in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center! In a story shared on the Internet, a…

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10 Quick Tips for Pastor Appreciation

October is a time for pumpkins, apple cider, Fall Festivals, and . . . Pastor Appreciation Month. If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, don’t worry. There’s still time to do a little planning. How will you thank your pastor? Try one (or all 10!) of these ideas. Gather eleven church friends…

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All New! Two FREE Fall Festival Event Outlines

The seasons are changing. Kids are headed back to school. The weather is getting cooler. And, don’t forget—it’s time to plan your Fall Festival event! If you need some fresh ideas for your Fall Festival or Halloween Alternative event, CTA is here for you! CTA is offering two family-friendly Fall Festival themes and FREE event…

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