Posts By Cherie Werner


It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

Many children become absolutely giddy as they await the coming of special events like their birthday or Christmas. If you ask them what they are so excited about most will tell you, “I get presents!” Receiving presents is fun for everyone, but the real joy comes to the giver. You can help your students know…

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10 Ways to Teach Students to Share Their Faith

Who doesn’t like to talk about a good movie, a favorite sports team, or a diet plan that is actually working? We get excited about a variety of things and eagerly share them with our friends and co-workers. But unfortunately, our faith is often left out of the conversation. Romans 10:14 (NLT) underscores the importance…

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Family Faitha letter to parents

Editor’s note: Today’s families are spending less time together than ever before, but parents are still an integral part of faith formation in children. So how can ministries stress the importance of family faith and support parents? This letter is a start. We encourage you to send home a copy with each child in your…

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Six Ways to Develop Positive Relationships with Parents

It’s a bit ironic, but often times parents are intimidated by teachers and teachers are intimidated by parents. But, the fact is that both parents and teachers have the same goal in mind—they both want what is best for the child. As a Christian teacher, you can take the lead in building positive relationships with…

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FREE Lesson Plan!Spring to Life with Jesus

Editor’s note: Are you looking for ways to add new life to your classroom? CTA has you covered! The new theme Spring to Life with Jesus combines playful artwork and the message of new life in Jesus just in time for your Easter celebrations. To make it even easier for you to share the good…

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2 New Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Sunday School

Editor’s note: Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year—what a great ministry opportunity! If you’re looking for gifts and resources to help your church celebrate, check out our website and Resource and Idea Center. Rush shipping is available! Most kids celebrate Valentine’s Day by trading cards and candy with family and friends. It’s a…

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The Power of Christ’s ForgivenessObject lessons for Sunday school

Liturgical churches will celebrate Ash Wednesday on February 10 this year. These churches recognize the six weeks before Easter as the Lenten season—a time for personal reflection and repentance. Even if your church doesn’t formally recognize Lent, as a Sunday school teacher you can still help your children see their sins and focus on the…

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7 Ways to Create a Positive Atmosphere in the Classroom

Gleaming smiles. Neat and clean crafts. Organized desks. Calm attitudes. Open hearts. Does this accurately describe your classroom? You may have days when your classroom seems like the model classroom, but all teachers know this picture-perfect scenario doesn’t last long. There are moments when you can feel your blood pressure rising and your frustration building….

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9 Ideas to Keep Kids Focused in Sunday School

“Trevor, hands to yourself. Amy, eyes up here. Juan, move away from the toys. ” Sometimes it feels impossible to keep a roomful of children focused on your daily Bible lesson! Granted, you can’t physically perk up their ears and make children listen, but you can do a few things to encourage engagement and participation…

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8 Ideas to Help You Teach Scripture to Kids

God encourages us to hide his Word in our hearts (Psalm 119:11) and although it may often feel like an impossible task, teaching scripture to our students is an extremely important task. Thankfully, children have a natural ability to memorize. Their brains are less cluttered than adult brains and when something is repeated over and…

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