Posts By Jane Fryar

Praying for My Pastorprotection & safety

During the four Tuesdays in October, Share will publish brief journaling ideas and prayer suggestions related to Clergy Appreciation Month. Use them as you support everyone on your church staff in prayer. Think, too, about additional ways to honor those who serve you and your faith community in Christ’s name. CTA has a number of…

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Heart-Shaping Prayers — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers. October is Clergy Appreciation Month in many churches. How will you honor those who serve…

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Praying for My Pastorhealth & strength

During the four Tuesdays in October, Share will publish brief journaling ideas and prayer suggestions related to Clergy Appreciation Month. Use them as you support everyone on your church staff in prayer. Think, too, about additional ways to honor those who serve you and your faith community in Christ’s name. CTA has a number of…

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3 Keys to AMP the Motivation of Your Volunteers

So you finally have the volunteers you need to staff the children’s ministry and fill the open slots on the Ministry Council. Breathe a sigh of relief and offer a prayer of thanks! But as you say, “Amen,” remember you aren’t finished yet. Now that your volunteers are in place, you want to help them…

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Shaped by God’s Worda free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.    Running on fumes. Ever done that? Maybe you’re doing it right…

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A Million Ways to Make a Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.   To begin, read Colossians 3:23-24.  Whatever . . .  For quite…

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Christ-Shaped Servicea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.    It came in the middle of the night, God’s call to…

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What Works in Classroom Discipline: Ways to keep your class focused and learning

List the top five fears of beginning teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of that list. List the top five frustrations of many seasoned teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of the list, too! For those who teach in church, this issue can seem even more daunting. Many of…

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A Prayer for the Persecuted Church—a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Over the past few years and especially the past few months, many people both inside the Church and out, have pointed to a rising tide of persecution in many places around the world. Just as thousands of early Christians were displaced from their homes, exiled and isolated, robbed, imprisoned, and even killed, so too many…

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Old Glory–a free devotion for children’s ministry

Introduction Have you ever heard someone talking about “Old Glory”? Do you know what it means? (Show an American flag.) Our flag got this name in 1831. A famous sea captain, William Driver, was about to set sail when some friends gave him a flag to fly on his ship. At that time, the United…

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