Topic: Ministry

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10 Quick Tips for Pastor Appreciation

October is a time for pumpkins, apple cider, Fall Festivals, and . . . Pastor Appreciation Month. If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, don’t worry. There’s still time to do a little planning. How will you thank your pastor? Try one (or all 10!) of these ideas. Gather eleven church friends…

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3 Signs the Loneliness Epidemic Is Invading Your Church

God said it from the very beginning: “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18 ESV). But, like with many other things in our fallen world, God’s Word has been forgotten. Loneliness prevails—so much so that many social experts are now calling it an epidemic. Mother Theresa called loneliness the leprosy…

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From 0 to 99Bridging the Generational Divide

How many generations of worshippers do you see in your church on Sunday morning? You may not realize it, but most ministries serve individuals from six different generations. Think about it: The GI Generation, the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z. Each generation of worshippers comes to church with its own…

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CTA Makes Church Newsletters Easy!

No more fighting with publishing software. No more searching for graphics. No more hassle over your church newsletter! CTA is now offering fresh newsletter templates for 2017 in the Resource & Idea Center. These monthly newsletter templates are FREE and available for immediate download. Each month features two pages—a ready-to-go Christ-centered devotion on the front and space…

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New Year, New Goals3 Ways to Track Your Progress

The holiday rush is over and the new year is here. You probably dedicated a considerable amount of time during the final months of 2016 to planning for this very moment—the moment when you’d open the calendar to 2017 and start pursuing 12 months of new goals. You’ve most likely heard about the rules of…

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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day—September 11

CTA has released a new line of gifts just in time for Grandparent’s Day happening on Sunday, September 11. There are six special gifts in the Grandparents Are a Blessing theme—photo magnets, flip books, and much more! And CTA customers are really impressed! Here’s what they have to say: From Jo Ann in Nashville: “I love this…

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10 Kid-Friendly Mission Trips

Have you ever dreamed of going to faraway places to help the hurting and the homeless? Although a mission trip might sound exciting to you, it might also feel impossible—especially if you want to involve children. Rest assured that there are opportunities to help others and share God’s love right where you live. And, kids…

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