Posts By Jane Fryar

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Serving in Wisdoma free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1 (ESV): Be imitators of God, as beloved children. Don’t forget—CTA also offers FREE resources for this theme. Check out the staff retreat guide, Ministry Message,…

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Shaped to Servea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Summer is quickly approaching and many of your ministry programs may be slowing down. Don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that have made your ministry possible this year! Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve Devotion Book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re…

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What Are You Making?a free devotion for Teacher Appreciation Week

Editor’s note: This week we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. In honor of the countless teachers that make Christian ministry possible, today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re looking for an end-of-year appreciation gift, browse through CTA’s selection today!…

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Use Easter Events to Make Eternal Connections

Would the people who worship in your church report that they experience a very real and personal connection with their Lord there? A recent study by George Barna shows that while about 66% would say yes, about a third would say no. What’s more, among those who attend church regularly, fewer than half say this…

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Glad Tidings, Great JoyA free Christmas devotion for this week’s meetings

“I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” (Luke 2:10 KJV). This Scripture verse has become the basis for dozens of Christmas carols. One in particular comes to us from 19th Century England: God rest ye merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior Was born on…

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The Gift Is for YouA free Advent devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: In just a few days we will celebrate Christmas. For most of us, Christmas is more than just one day; it is an entire season filled with so many different sights and sounds and memories. As you experience this season, don’t forget the most important gift of all–the Gift of Jesus! Here’s a Christmas devotion…

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I Spy!a free Thanksgiving devotion for children

Before the children arrive, create a pair of “Blessings Binoculars.” Cut white paper to size and wrap it around a pair of binoculars, using colorful markers to add the words, “Blessings Binoculars.” Or tape together two cardboard tubes, labeling the homemade binoculars as described above.  You will also need a Count Your Blessings activity bookmark…

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A Life Reflecting Christ’s Sacrificea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1: Be imitators of God, as beloved children. The book, along with other Reflecting Christ products, makes a perfect appreciation gift for your teachers, staff, and…

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Life-Changing Prayersa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. As you read, remember that October is Pastor Appreciation Month. It’s not too late to celebrate in your church! How will you honor those who serve in Jesus’ name? Imagine you could get…

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Meaningful Appreciation3 rules for thanking your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Many congregations plan receptions, organize card showers, and flood their pastors’ pantries with pastries and other goodies. Each church shows appreciation a little differently. There’s no one “right” way to do it. Whatever you do, though, make sure it’s meaningful. Here are three keys to doing that: Keep it personal….

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