Posts By Alison Zeller

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The Missing Piece in Children’s Ministry

Kathy O’Brien is a teacher—a teacher overflowing with passion for kids’ ministry. Being a Christian educator had been Kathy’s dream since she was seven years old. She actually wrote an essay about it as a young student, but her teacher was less than thrilled. “The teacher gave me an F and wrote across the top:…

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Woman of God: Living Loveda free Mother’s Day devotion

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies Woman of God®: Living Loved. The gifts and resources in this all-new theme focus on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find gifts like a devotion book, tote bag, and several other great items to inspire women in faith. Plus, CTA also offers a FREE…

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CTA Customers Celebrate Mother’s Day

Is your church ready to celebrate Mother’s Day? If you’re still looking for ideas, these stories from CTA customers might help. Take a few of the tips below and give thanks to God for all the women in your ministry! Church members at Shiloh Baptist Church in Plant City, Florida, recognize their mothers with a…

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From 0 to 99Bridging the Generational Divide

How many generations of worshippers do you see in your church on Sunday morning? You may not realize it, but most ministries serve individuals from six different generations. Think about it: The GI Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each generation of worshippers comes to church with its own…

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It’s Not too Late!Start Planning Your VBS Today

Did VBS accidently fall off your to-do list? Did you intentionally plan to not host VBS this year, but now you’re changing your mind? Have you simply been too busy to think about VBS? If you’re lagging behind when it comes to planning your VBS program, don’t worry—it’s not too late! CTA offers a wide…

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3 New Ways to Send Home the Easter Message

One of the many incredible traits of God is that he is changeless. No matter our life’s circumstances, no matter our world’s troubles, he is always the same—all-powerful, overflowing with wisdom, and always ready to forgive us in Jesus’ name. Hebrews 1:12 (ESV) says this: “You [God] are the same, and your years will have…

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3 Simple Ideas for a Christian Valentine’s Day Party

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but the kids in your children’s ministry program won’t mind celebrating on Sunday morning or during mid-week classes. It’s a great opportunity to remind the children of God’s love for us through our Savior, Jesus! Here are three easy ways to celebrate Jesus on Valentine’s Day: Jesus’…

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New Year, New Goals3 Ways to Track Your Progress

The holiday rush is over and the new year is here. You probably dedicated a considerable amount of time during the final months of 2016 to planning for this very moment—the moment when you’d open the calendar to 2017 and start pursuing 12 months of new goals. You’ve most likely heard about the rules of…

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Light Up Christmas with Snap-and-Glow Sticks

You may have seen kids “glowing” while they were trick-or-treating this Halloween and, we’re happy to report, kids can carry that fun right on into the Christmas season! CTA has glow sticks to help your kids’ ministry program light up the world with Jesus’ love! Each four-inch glow stick features the Bible verse John 8:12 (KJV): Jesus said, “I…

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