Posts By Jane Robinson

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Tips to Start Planning Your Fall Festival

“If you want to reach the community in a nonthreatening way, if you want to provide a place where children can experience the love and safety of Jesus in troubled and dangerous times, then by all means plan a fall festival!” This advice comes from Nichole Sims of Cedar Park, Texas. CTA recently interviewed Nichole,…

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Using Your Fall Festival to Share the Gospel? — Here are the ABCs!

If you want to reach the community in a nonthreatening way, if you want to provide a place where children can experience the love and safety of Jesus in troubled and dangerous times, then by all means plan a fall festival! Here’s what one CTA customer says about that: I believe God will use this…

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40 Days of Repentance & Hope: Getting Ready for Easter

Most liturgical churches around the world set aside the 40 days leading up to Easter to help their members prepare to celebrate Resurrection Day. This 40-day period is called “Lent” and begins on Ash Wednesday–February 13 in 2013. Most nonliturgical churches forego Lent, while nonetheless helping members prepare for Resurrection Day in other ways. Whether you…

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St. Patrick–Slave, Christian, Missionary

Legends of leprechauns. Shamrocks on newspaper ads. Corned beef with cabbage. “Kiss me, I’m Irish” buttons. These trivialities more or less define St. Patrick’s Day in the United States today. But what do we really know about St. Patrick? The answer may amaze and inspire you! Born in 387, Patrick was raised in Romanized Great…

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To Be a Patriotic Christian

Editor’s note: November includes several national holidays and patriotic events— Election Day, Veterans Day, and our national day of Thanksgiving. As you think about your patriotism and about your duty to both God and country, perhaps these words will stimulate further ideas–and actions. Patriotism is a hot topic these days, and it seems that in…

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Timely Tips for June

by Gail Marsh Need a little spark in your summer ministry plans? Perhaps a tip or two will help. Father’s Day Here’s a last-minute idea for honoring Christian fathers, mentors, and role models this Father’s Day. At the close of Sunday services, invite all the men outside for a photo opportunity. Ask them to stand…

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God’s Blessing Is Timeless

We’ve been blogging about Mother’s Day and honoring mothers and all women in our churches. Perhaps you’re still looking for a meaningful Christian gift for Mother’s Day. CTA’s newest devotion book for women is called Be Blessed. Based on the powerful words of God’s blessing, beloved through the ages, these devotions consider Numbers 6:24–26.  …

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