Topic: Ministry

Happy Thanksgiving!

As you celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family this week, we here at CTA are praying for you. We are so thankful for each of you! And we pray that our Lord Jesus will work in all of us an ever-deeper appreciation of all his many gifts, especially the forgiveness and new life that are…

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A Prayer for Thanksgivinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his witness will encourage you for your own life of witness! Read Deuteronomy 8:10–18, focusing especially on verse 10. Heavenly Father, how wonderfully you provide for your…

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Will He/She Ever Shape Up?a free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.  Disappointment is among the strongest of all emotions. When others let us down, anger, frustration,…

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Never Ending Thanks

Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 We are incredibly blessed by God! We thank him for many, many things, but most especially for sending his Son, Jesus Christ, to live, die, and rise again for us. This gift of Jesus’ saving love is greater than anything we can describe. In…

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Jesus’ Changeless Lovea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.  Want a promotion? Put in the hours, pay your dues. Want a new car or…

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Change Agents?a free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.  If you have ever helped a child plant a garden or even a pot of…

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Stop! Listen! Share! — Stop Light Chat Cards Help Families Share the Faith

All the experts agree. When parents share their faith in Jesus with their children, the conversation makes an impact. If you’re a children’s minister, DRE, DCE, or Sunday school volunteer, you know you want moms and kids, dads and kids, grandparents and kids talking about the faith. What gets in the way? Some parents don’t…

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Customize Your Church Calendars for Fall — and through the year

And do it for free! Yes, it’s a ploy. We want you to find all the many downloadables we offer–also for free. So check out the free calendar templates and spruce up your monthly newsletter. Each template comes complete with encouraging thoughts, Bible verses, prayer starters, and even a joke. But don’t worry. There’s plenty of…

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Making Mission Trips Meaningful

Where are you going this summer?  In years past, people would have answered the Grand Canyon or Door County, Disney World or the Badlands, Grandpa’s farm or my aunt’s condo in Florida. Lots of people do still enjoy spending time relaxing in those places. But many Christians today are just as likely to spend part of…

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VBS Follow-up & More! — free resources

Has Jay missed class two weeks in a row? Does Barry have a birthday this week? Is Jessica a new girl in your Bible club? Does Elijah have a bad case of bronchitis? Stay in touch with everyone in your class or Bible club throughout the year, using CTA’s new free downloadable postcards for kids….

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