Topic: Ministry

Ready, Set, Go! — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: CTA offers a number of tools (many of them FREE) and all designed to help you invite volunteers and encourage them in their service. This week’s devotion grows out of those materials and can be used with several of them. Check them out! Introduction I am going to say the first two words…

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Celebrating Kids’ Birthdays? Get Your Ideas Here!

Do you celebrate your students’ birthdays in Sunday school, midweek Bible club, or a Christian day school setting? Then you may want to consider some of the options available in CTA’s King’s Kid product line. All the products sold in this collection are based on this theme verse: We are God’s children! 1 John 3:2…

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6 Steps toward a Fabulous Fall

It’s deep summer—hazy and perhaps a bit lazy. But not yet crazy! Before you face the time crunch of late August … Before recruiting volunteers for fall programs puts you into a panic … Before you give up the luxury of time to slow down and think things through …Take some time with your team…

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Encourage Families in the Faith This Summer

You want to keep kids (and their parents) growing in their faith this summer, right? Here’s a tip you can use! Send a “travel bag” along with vacationing church or school families this summer. Inside a simply sewn, drawstring cloth bag, include a Bible story book, several different activities and activity books from CTA, together…

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Waiting in Wonder — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Father’s Day fell on June 16 in 2013. How will you use the days that follow it to teach God’s unchanging plan for families? How will you encourage coaches, uncles, brothers, sons, and especially, dads to live out their faith in Jesus Christ each day of the year? CTA offers many Christ-centered products you may…

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A Handy Way to Pray (and to teach kids about prayer)

This mini-lesson on prayer was written for use with the My Hand-y Way to Pray prayer cards. You will need a set of prayer cards for each child. It’s great for use in VBS or Summer Sunday School. May God bless you as you show the children in your care his love in a brand-new way!…

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Making Changes

Editor’s Note: No matter what your role or position in the church, you likely find yourself leading change from time to time. These waters can be among the choppiest waters we navigate as leaders. In last Wednesday’s blog, Andrea Lohman began a discussion of change leadership. This article extends that discussion. As you think about…

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Discover the Hidden Message — An activity and free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s note: Are you looking for a way to deepen and personalize Jesus’ love for the kids in your VBS, Sunday school class, or Bible club? Then check out this new activity from CTA’s Teachable Moments series. The devotion below is adapted slightly from the free downloadable Ministry Message that accompanies the Discover Jesus! hidden message…

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Happy Giant — A free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This devotion is taken from CTA’s new devotion book for women’s ministry and Mother’s Day 2013, Woman of God®. Read Matthew 13:31–32. It wasn’t a mustard seed, but it grew to treelike height! I was hesitant, at first, to plant sunflower seeds. I wasn’t sure that their eventual size and shape would complement…

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Smiles as You Serve — compiled by Tim Wesemann

Editor’s note: Usually Share publishes a devotion on Monday mornings, suitable for use at the meetings you lead during the week. We’ve made an exception this week, hoping that you and those with whom you meet this week will enjoy our Creator’s gift of laughter. If you need a devotion also, feel free to scroll back…

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