Posts By Alison Zeller

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It’s Administrative Professionals’ Day!

There are more than 4 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States today. Do you have one (or more) working in your office? Use these last-minute ideas to show them some appreciation! Download a staff appreciation ministry message from CTA’s Resource & Idea Center and use it at your morning staff meeting….

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Planning a Children’s Christmas Servicethe final steps

We know that planning a children’s Christmas service is exhausting, but you’re almost to the finish line! Today, we wrap up our series with steps 6 and 7. Step 6: Hold a dress rehearsal You’ve been practicing for weeks, but now it’s time for the big practice. Have the children put on their costumes and…

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Planning a Children’s Christmas ServiceStep 5

There are only 45 days until Christmas. And probably even fewer days before your children’s Christmas program! Have you started practicing yet? Step 5: Practice Let’s start by taking a step back. Before you begin practicing your Christmas program as a group, you need to send the speaking and musical assignments home with the children….

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5 Church-Worker-Approved Steps to Declutter Your Mind

Imagine 11 million pieces of information. That’s how much information is flowing into your brain every second. (source) It’s no wonder that church workers often feel unorganized, harried, and as if they’re running around like chickens with their heads cut off! What’s the solution? Unfortunately, there’s no magic bullet that will solve all the problems…

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Planning a Children’s Christmas ServiceSteps 3 and 4

In September, we encouraged you to begin planning your children’s Christmas service by selecting a program (step 1) and recruiting volunteers (step 2). Now that it’s October, it’s time to begin working directly with the children. Step 3: Assign speaking parts to children The children are in the spotlight of your Christmas service. You want…

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7 Steps to Planning a Children’s Christmas Service

Have you seen it? Most stores already have Christmas products lined up in the aisles and packed into the shelves. But it’s not even Halloween yet! Some people get excited by the early offering of Christmas items. It simply disgusts others. No matter your personal sentiment, one thing is for sure—Christmas is only three months…

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5 Ways to Kick Off a Great Year of Sunday School

As we approach Labor Day, many churches are making plans to start a new year of Sunday school. Some ministries refer to the first Sunday of classes as “Rally Day” and plan special ways to celebrate the day. Don’t have much time to plan? Here are five simple ways to incorporate Rally Day celebrations into…

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