Posts By Jane Fryar

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The Last Firinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Honor your pastor this October! It’s Pastor Appreciation Month and CTA is providing this FREE Shaped to Serve devotion for your ministry. Consider the trials your pastor may be facing throughout the year and gather your church family to brainstorm ways to help. To download FREE prayers and recognition ideas for Pastor Appreciation…

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A Work of Arta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As you begin a new year of ministry, don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that are committed to making your programs successful! 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 a beginning-of-year recognition gift,…

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Tools of the Tradea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. With 64 pages of Scriptures and devotional thought starters, this book makes a perfect “welcome to the team” gift for any volunteer! Most pottery workshops have an ample pile of “wasters.” The items that land in this pile have somehow become damaged or…

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Jesus, Saviora free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As we serve God’s people day by day, we tend to get caught up in the to-do lists and meetings. The idea of Jesus as our Savior, our redeemer, our awe-inspiring and all-forgiving Friend, slips to the back of our minds. Refocus on him today with this devotion. When you finish reading, be…

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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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