Topic: Ministry


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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Christ Is Risen! an Easter prayer

Editor’s note: This Easter prayer was written many decades ago by a faithful pastor, Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. His meditation on Jesus’ Easter sacrifice speaks powerfully to many of us at CTA and we hope it speaks to you, too! Read Matthew 28:1–15 and focus on the…

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Timely Tips for the New Year

It’s almost time to hit the “start” button on 2016. Are you ready for it? Here are some tips to help you finish 2015 and give your ministry a jump-start in 2016! Ministry Recap Collect information from the visitors you have throughout the holiday season and enter it into a visitor database. Write an email…

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Christmas Gifts for Every Music Ministry

Psalm 95:1 (KJV) says, Let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Who makes that joyful noise at your church? I can imagine there are several leaders and groups that make your music ministry possible—adult choir members and directors, children’s choirs and their teachers, instrumentalists and their directors, the hand bell…

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