Posts By Cherie Werner

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God’s Word: Directions for Your Lifea free lesson plan for kids

Before Class:  Put a Bible inside a box and wrap it like a present. Hide the box somewhere in the room, but don’t make it too easy to find. As part of this lesson, you will choose three students to help you. You can choose them randomly, but you may find it beneficial to decide…

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7 Fun Ways to End the School Year

You’ve spent months working with your students, but in just a matter of days, you’ll be sending them off for summer vacation. As you finish the year, consider doing a few special, unexpected activities. You’ll remind them of all the things they have learned throughout the year and have a little fun at the same…

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Teacher Appreciation8 Ways to Show You Care

The end of the school year and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1–5) are quickly approaching. Now is the perfect time to honor your teachers’ hard work! Plus, a little bit of recognition will show your staff how much you care for them and how much you value their service. Here are eight ways to appreciate…

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Make Parents Your Partners in Ministry9 Ways to Do It

Parents are the primary teachers of their children. They practice the ABCs with their preschoolers, read with their kindergartners, and do math homework with their middle schoolers. However, many parents lack the confidence and the resources they need to be strong spiritual teachers in their homes. As an experienced church worker with access to many…

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3 Ways for Kids’ Ministry to Reach Out

One of the best ways to help your students grow in faith and live their faith is to encourage service to others. As the weather gets warmer, work with your students to reach out and bring God’s love to those in need. Reach Out with Funds Nearly every cause needs of extra money. You can…

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Jesus is the Waya free children’s sermon for Lent

  Materials needed: Several balloons that are easy to inflate A long string A straight drinking straw Tape A sign with the word “GOD” on it Markers Before you begin, attach the “GOD” sign to a fixed point where everyone can see it. Tie one end of a long string to that point and tie…

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9 Ways to Practice Prayer in the Classroom

God has given us an amazing privilege—he invites us to speak to him at any time about anything! He assures us that, because of Jesus, he will listen to us and he understands our needs. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) As teachers, we get to share the incredible blessing of prayer with our students. If the prayer…

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The Very Best ValentineA Christian Valentine’s Day lesson plan

Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a Christian lesson plan to use on Valentine’s Day, today’s post is for you! For more FREE resources to use in celebrating Valentine’s Day, look to CTA’s Resource & Idea Center.  Ask the students: Why is Valentine’s Day so much fun? Why do you like it? Do you think…

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A Love That Never DiesActivity kit for the Classroom

New for 2017, CTA has created the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit to celebrate the Lenten season. The kit includes 48 prayer sticks with questions and activities for parents and kids to think about together. But even though it’s called a “family activity kit,” there are a few impactful ways to use it…

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7 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues in Sunday School

We all kept up a frantic pace in December, but now that January has come, you might feel the weeks starting to drag. The kids feel it, too—they’re leaving vacation behind and settling into another six months of school. Don’t let the winter blues hit your Sunday school! Keep reading for seven ways to energize…

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