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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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G.L.O.W. (God Lights Our Way)a free Fall Festival devotion

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is the perfect addition to your Fall Festival, Halloween Alternative event, or harvest party. It comes from the G.L.O.W. (God Lights Our Way) theme—new from CTA this year. Read the devotion and then check out all the products and FREE resources in the theme! Before you begin, find and print a…

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Well Donea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Well done! It’s a phrase you should scream from the rooftops as often as you can in honor of your staff and volunteers. Even if you can’t thank your church’s Christian servants quite that enthusiastically, you can still show them your appreciation. Use this devotion to encourage those who serve and prepare them…

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Celebrate Grandparents DaySunday, September 10

Memaw and Papa. Nanna and Poppie. Gamgam and Pawpaw. What other names do you know for grandmas and grandpas? No matter what you call them, grandparents play an important role in the lives of children. Their faith legacy can inspire and encourage faith in even the littlest kiddos! In many churches, it’s common to see…

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Shine Bright, Little Lighta free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s latest Fall Festival themes, Shine Bright, Little Light. You can find this and several all-new Fall Festival and Halloween Alternative themes at www.CTAinc.com. Start your planning today! Before you begin, gather multiple sources of light—a desk lamp, a flashlight, a battery-powered lantern, an unlit candle, a…

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Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Futurea free devotion for students

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s newest graduation theme, Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future. If you have students heading off to face new opportunities this fall, use this devotion to remind them that their Savior has many good things in mind for their future—no matter where…

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One Amazing Key to Working with Staff and Volunteers

That key? Saying thank you—in words and actions. Perhaps as June nears an end, many of your programs break for the summer. Some volunteers and staff will return next fall, but some likely will not. While you say thank you every day, the end of these programs stand as no-miss milestones! As a servant leader…

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Back-to-School Resources

In just a few days, we’ll turn our calendars to August, and you know what that means—it’s back-to-school time! Families and children have mixed emotions during this time of year, but whatever they are feeling, nurturing the families in our care is important. Back-to-school time can cause eager anticipation but also anxiety and even fearfulness,…

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Fear Not: God’s Love Shines Brighta free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from a classic Fall Festival theme. Even though CTA doesn’t offer this theme anymore, there will soon be several all-new Fall Festival and Halloween Alternative themes at www.CTAinc.com. Start your planning today! Before you begin, you will need a large paper grocery bag. Tape a sign on one side of…

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