Posts By Cherie Werner

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February Fun8 Ideas to Try with Your Co-workers

Christmas is long gone and you might be missing the parties, social gatherings, and special events. Are you starting to feel those midwinter blues? Maybe it is time to add a little excitement to the ordinary routine of everyday life! Valentine’s Day will be here soon and this year you can make it more than…

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3 Easy Object Lessons for Sunday School

Use these three easy object lessons to enhance your Sunday school teachings in 2018! Jesus Conquers Sin Bible verses Colossians 2:13–15; John 1:29; 1 John 3:5 What you need A clear pie plate A penny A half-filled glass of water Red food coloring A free standing candle Matches A drinking glass large enough to cover…

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’Twas the Month Before Christmas

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the halls Teachers were hurrying, scurrying, Decorating the walls.   Special lessons were planned; Art projects were done With hopes that the students Would recognize God’s Son.   The service was chosen; Auditions were done. Teachers handed out parts And encouraged each one.   The costumes were…

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Youth Ministry Lesson Plan on Giving

It’s the season of gifts, gifts, and more gifts! What does God say about giving and receiving? Let’s find out! Ask, Name a gift that you have given to someone you love. How did you feel about giving it? Have you ever given a really big gift to someone? Why did you do it? Jesus…

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Grief During the Holidays10 Ways Your Faith Family Can Help

Most churches do an excellent job of showing love and care when a family experiences the death of a loved one. Worshippers express sympathy through food, cards and letters, thoughts and prayers, visits, and support during the funeral. All of these things happen in the first few days after a loved one has died. Then,…

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Children’s Christmas Service?Start your planning here!

Is it true that Christmas is only a few weeks away? Time is flying! For those of you planning Christmas services for your children’s ministry, it is time to get everything in order! Have you seen CTA’s two, brand-new children’s Christmas services? The theme is God’s Promise Came True and each service (one for elementary…

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New Year, New Parents10 ways to make teacher-parent relationships work

As a children’s ministry worker, you meet new families every year. Some parents may volunteer in your classroom and initiate conversations about their children. Other parents may prefer a more laid-back approach to school. You may “click” with some parents right away and you may have extreme differences with others. No matter the situation, for…

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Simple Games, Snacks, and Activities for Your Fall Event

When it comes to planning a Fall Festival or Halloween-alternative event for little kids, simple is best. These types of events are a wonderful opportunity to invite new people to your church and help your own members feel more involved. So, focus on the people and keep your event simple! Did you know that CTA…

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Praying for Children7 Ways to Include Every Worshipper

Take a moment and think about the members of your church. Even if you don’t have a school or childcare center, there are probably a good number of children in your church. Although many of these young members receive faith training at home or instruction through the programs at your church, there is still more…

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