Topic: Children’s ministry


Light Up Christmas with Snap-and-Glow Sticks

You may have seen kids “glowing” while they were trick-or-treating this Halloween and, we’re happy to report, kids can carry that fun right on into the Christmas season! CTA has glow sticks to help your kids’ ministry program light up the world with Jesus’ love! Each four-inch glow stick features the Bible verse John 8:12 (KJV): Jesus said, “I…

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8 Ways for Families to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Editor’s note: We encourage you to make copies of this blog to send home with all of the families in your ministry. With the hectic schedules of today’s families, traditions and designated “family time” are more important than ever! God’s richest blessings as you support families of all shapes and sizes this holiday season! Maybe…

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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving event for kids

Gather your church families and invite the neighborhood—it’s time for a Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving outreach event! CTA has a FREE Thanksgiving event outline ready for you in the Resource & Idea Center. It makes planning easier than ever!. The event takes a Bible-based approach to the Thanksgiving holiday and reminds children that God supplies our…

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A Classroom Full of Thankful Turkeys

Now that November is just days away, are you looking for Thanksgiving crafts to inspire thankfulness in your students? How about a classroom full of thankful turkeys?! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, this craft is pretty simple. Grab a pair of scissors, a hole-puncher, and some card stock—let’s get started! Creating…

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FREE Resources for Saving Time This Christmas

“The King was among us, the Savior was here! And it all began that night—on that starry, starry night.” Merry Christmas! CTA has done it again—those joyful words are from CTA’s original song composed to accompany the 2016 Christmas theme Starry, Starry Night. It was written especially for kids, and they’ll sound great singing it!…

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8 Can’t-Miss Outreach Opportunities for Children’s Ministry

The faith of a child is a beautiful thing! Jesus himself said that God has revealed things to children that even wise men don’t understand (Matthew 11:25). Since children so readily receive the truth, what can we do to share the Gospel with them? CTA has exactly what you need—the Time to Shine for Jesus…

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Simple Tips for Hosting a Christian Halloween Party

4 years old to 14 years old. Several studies have shown that children within this age range are the most receptive to hearing the Gospel message and believing in Jesus Christ as their Savior. You may already be incorporating the concept of the “4/14 window” into your children’s ministry programs, but we’d like to show…

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How to Use Volunteers of All Ages at Your Fall Festival

When you think about fall festival and Halloween-alternative events, you probably think of kids. You picture little Jimmy carving pumpkins and sweet Lorelai bobbing for apples. Yes, most fall festivals are focused on children’s ministry, but including all ages in your event could help your church grow into a community. When the teens, adults, and seniors…

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The Easiest Way to Share the Gospel

You might be surprised to learn that many church “regulars” do not know how to verbalize or share their faith. Often people who go to church every Sunday know they are saved, but they wouldn’t be able to tell you how or why. CTA’s Gospel Story by Colors resources are a great way to help…

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8 Ways Teachers Can Feed Their Faith

As a teacher, you spend a lot of time in God’s Word preparing your lessons. You may even know some lessons by heart—you don’t even need notes. You also share your faith with your coworkers, students, and their parents. What a joy it is to work in God’s Word on a daily basis! All of…

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