Topic: Christmas

Don’t Forget the Volunteers!

Throughout the year, volunteers work tirelessly behind the scenes—directing the choirs, organizing children’s ministries, leading Bible studies, and so much more. Your Christmas list most likely has the names of your pastors, school teachers, and staff members, but make sure to add volunteers to your shopping list, too! Here are some simple ways to show…

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God’s Christmas Promisesa free devotion for this week

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s latest family ministry resource: A Night Like No Other Family Activity Sticks. This family activity features 48 prompts that will keep children and parents focused on Jesus’ birth amidst the busy-ness of the holiday season. They are ready to order now and each set…

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A Night Like No Other Family Christmas Activity Sticks

Pssst. Are you looking for a way to help families keep Christ in Christmas? Then you can’t do better than CTA’s new A Night Like No Other Family Activity Sticks. This simple, yet powerful idea will get everyone thinking about the true meaning of Christmas and sharing it through simple, yet fun activities like these:…

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Two Questions to Ask Before Adding Activities to Your December Calendar

Christmas and Children. These two words are downright cringe-worthy for some adults. Children get so excited this time of year they can hardly contain themselves; yet parents easily feel overwhelmed with so many additional activities added to their already full calendars. But others feel that it is the adults’ responsibility to make the season wonderful…

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Big Things Come in Small Packages — a Christmas devotion for you!

Editor’s note: This devotion appeared in the December issue of CTA’s Grab ‘N Go newsletter. In case you missed it in the busyness of the season, we are reprinting it here for you and publishing it today. All of us at CTA wish you and those you love a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New…

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Expressions of Praise — a free devotion for Christmas week

Introduction It happens every year. You can ignore it if you want to, but that won’t stop it from happening. It’s your birthday. Every year, one particular date on the calendar marks the day you were born. So how do you acknowledge this anniversary of your birth? Some of you want to be surrounded by…

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Good News, Great Joy — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  How will you spend Christmas this year? Some of us will spend it in a panic. Where is the time going? When will we ever get everything done? Yes, in a panic. Some of us will spend it in pain or regret. This is the first Christmas after the foreclosure, after the divorce, after…

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Divine Peace — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction Early in the morning, you can savor the sounds of peace—the quiet rustle of leaves in the wind, the first stirrings of birds in the trees, the rhythmic breathing of children not yet awakened from their dreams. You may even wake up early, long before the rest of the world, just to get a…

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. . . And Wonders of His Love — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  For many children, Christmastime is a time of wonder. You know: “I wonder what’s in that big box behind the tree . . . I wonder if I’ll get the baby doll I want so much . . . I wonder if it will snow before Christmas Eve.” Do you still have a sense…

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Oops!!! I Just Remembered the Children’s Christmas Service

Maybe you simply forgot. Maybe there’s been a staff change and you’ve inherited the children’s ministry in your church or school. Maybe other ministry needs piled up and you’ve just now worked your way down in the stack to the children’s Christmas service planning. Whatever the case, if you have no plans, there’s no need…

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