Topic: Children’s ministry

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7 Ideas to Beat the Winter Blues in Sunday School

We all kept up a frantic pace in December, but now that January has come, you might feel the weeks starting to drag. The kids feel it, too—they’re leaving vacation behind and settling into another six months of school. Don’t let the winter blues hit your Sunday school! Keep reading for seven ways to energize…

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I’m a King’s Kida free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Continue the excitement of Christmas with this devotion from CTA’s children’s ministry theme, King’s Kid. This ministry message and more kid-friendly devotions can be downloaded for FREE in the Resource & Idea Center.  Prepare Bring along a “masterpiece” to show. For example, a picture drawn by a child you love, a photo of a vehicle…

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Shining, Shining LivesA free Christmas devotion for children

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Use this devotion during your children’s Christmas service and look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Before the devotion, get a small bowl (a colander would be perfect) to show at the…

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The Children’s Christmas Service7 Ways to Make this Year Special

It’s a beloved tradition in many churches—the children’s Christmas service. You do it every year and everyone genuinely looks forward to it. It is always a wonderful event, but are you looking for ways to make this year’s program just a little bit different, a little bit more special? Here’s how: Send out invitations. The…

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God’s Bright, Bright Promisesa free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Have you ever been outside on a dark, dark night—a night without a moon? Maybe you were camping with your family. Maybe you were walking…

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A Dark, Dark Daya free Advent devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the FREE packet of devotions included with CTA’s Starry Starry Night Countdown to Christmas mobile. Look for more kid-friendly Christmas resources at www.ctainc.com! Why are children sometimes afraid of the dark? (Accept and affirm reasonable responses—we can’t see in the dark, we don’t know what may be hiding…

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Starry, Starry Nighta free Christmas devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s children’s devotion comes from CTA’s latest Christmas theme, Starry, Starry Night. This theme features 25 FREE resources to help you expand the impact of your ministry this holiday season. All of the resources can be instantly downloaded in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. Look for Christmas programs, Christmas music, coloring pages, and much…

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Planning for Christmas VacationPromises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids

Are you looking for a way to keep kids connected to Jesus (and save their parents a little sanity!) during Christmas vacation? Here’s a great idea: the week before Christmas, send each child home with CTA’s Promises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids. This 32-page journal helps children learn favorite Bible verses, understand how they relate…

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5 New Ways to Give Thanks in Sunday School

Puppies, sunshine, a soft bed, air conditioning . . . the list of God’s tangible blessings could go on and on. While it’s good to think about these things and write them down,  here’s a little something different to try in Sunday school this year. Challenge yourself and your students to focus on things that…

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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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