Topic: Children’s ministry

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3 Ways for Kids’ Ministry to Reach Out

One of the best ways to help your students grow in faith and live their faith is to encourage service to others. As the weather gets warmer, work with your students to reach out and bring God’s love to those in need. Reach Out with Funds Nearly every cause needs of extra money. You can…

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Jesus Prays in GethsemaneA free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from a family devotion packet that accompanies the A Love That Never Dies family activity kit. CTA has written six FREE, reproducible Easter devotions just like this one. You can send them home for families to use in their personal devotions, use them in your Sunday school, or make them part of your Easter…

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Jesus is the Waya free children’s sermon for Lent

  Materials needed: Several balloons that are easy to inflate A long string A straight drinking straw Tape A sign with the word “GOD” on it Markers Before you begin, attach the “GOD” sign to a fixed point where everyone can see it. Tie one end of a long string to that point and tie…

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9 Ways to Practice Prayer in the Classroom

God has given us an amazing privilege—he invites us to speak to him at any time about anything! He assures us that, because of Jesus, he will listen to us and he understands our needs. (See Hebrews 4:14-16.) As teachers, we get to share the incredible blessing of prayer with our students. If the prayer…

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Sing and Shout! Jesus Lives!a free devotion for kids

Before you begin this devotion, prepare a poster with “Jesus lives!” printed in large letters. Each time “Jesus lives!” appears in the book Sing and Shout! Jesus Lives!, have an assistant display the poster to your listeners who will jump up and shout, “Jesus lives!” Today I want to tell you about a time when…

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Walk in Lovea free kids’ devotion for Valentine’s Day

Today, I need a helper. (Select a volunteer.) Thank you. I’m going to whisper a phrase in your ear, and I’d like you to act it out. Then, I want all of you to guess the word. (Whisper, “Walk like you’re angry.” Allow the helper to do so.) Who can guess the word? (Let individuals…

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3 New Ways to Send Home the Easter Message

One of the many incredible traits of God is that he is changeless. No matter our life’s circumstances, no matter our world’s troubles, he is always the same—all-powerful, overflowing with wisdom, and always ready to forgive us in Jesus’ name. Hebrews 1:12 (ESV) says this: “You [God] are the same, and your years will have…

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The Very Best ValentineA Christian Valentine’s Day lesson plan

Editor’s note: If you’re looking for a Christian lesson plan to use on Valentine’s Day, today’s post is for you! For more FREE resources to use in celebrating Valentine’s Day, look to CTA’s Resource & Idea Center.  Ask the students: Why is Valentine’s Day so much fun? Why do you like it? Do you think…

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God’s Love Amazes MeA free Valentine’s Day devotion for kids

Editor’s note: While most Valentine’s Day celebrations recognize the sin-flawed love that we share here on Earth, today’s devotion draws children closer to the ever-perfect love that God showed us through Jesus. This Ministry Message accompanies CTA’s God’s Love Amazes Me lineup of Christian Valentine’s Day gifts for kids. Look for goodie bags, crafts, and Valentine’s…

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FREE Easter Prep Resources for Kids and Adults

Resurrection Sunday is still a few months away (April 16, to be exact), but what if your church took extra time this spring to focus on Jesus’ Passion? Setting aside time during the six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday can really help your worshippers personalize Jesus’ life and sacrifice in their hearts. How will…

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