Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

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Thanking God for Your Servant Hearta free devotion for Pastor Appreciation Month

Editor’s note: Are you planning to celebrate October as Pastor Appreciation Month? If so, consider incorporating this devotion into your plans. Be sure to visit www.ctainc.com to find value-priced gifts that acknowledge the work of your pastor and the entire church staff. May God continue to bless those who lead your ministry with a servant heart! Introduction…

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8 Ways Teachers Can Feed Their Faith

As a teacher, you spend a lot of time in God’s Word preparing your lessons. You may even know some lessons by heart—you don’t even need notes. You also share your faith with your coworkers, students, and their parents. What a joy it is to work in God’s Word on a daily basis! All of…

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5 Ways to Show Appreciationin Just 5 Minutes!

As a new year of ministry takes off, what do you have planned to show appreciation for your staff and volunteers? Surveys show that you should be acknowledging the effort of your team members at least once per week. This leads to happy, engaged staff members and volunteers. But, like all things in ministry, where…

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Shaping Hearts, Changing Livesa free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This back-to-school devotion is slightly adapted from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students…

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Sacred and Secular Volunteering

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that religious organizations received 33% of all the volunteer hours given between September 2014 and September 2015.  That’s more volunteer hours than any other type of organization. It’s no surprise that churches talk a lot about volunteering. But, we rarely talk about volunteering through non-church-related organizations. It’s as…

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Fixed for Lifea free back-to-school devotion

Life is as uncertain as a grapefruit’s squirt. That being said, some genetic engineer may be laboring late into the night tonight, pursuing a predictable grapefruit. That’s what life in America is all about, isn’t it? Predictability, efficiency, certainty. The elusive dream of something that will make life more controllable, something that will leave us…

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Reaching by Teachinga free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This devotion is part of CTA’s customer-favorite theme celebrating Christian teachers and educators—Reaching by Teaching. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Reaching by Teaching to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students at every stage of life and Christian growth….

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Are You a Good Steward of Your Volunteers’ Time and Talent?

As Christians, we aim to be good stewards of our time, talent, and treasure. Church leaders put serious emphasis on their responsibility to be good stewards of the treasure—the financial gifts—that people give to their church. On the other hand, we rarely talk about church leaders being good stewards of the time and talent that…

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The Lamb of Goda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: We serve because Christ modeled service for us throughout his ministry on earth. Today’s devotion, taken from Christ-Centered Service, highlights the strength and gentleness of Jesus—both qualities that we seek to model in our service to God’s people today. After you read, be sure to visit the CTA website to see the Christ-Centered Service prayer…

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25 Ways to Use Volunteers in Children’s Ministry

When you work with children as a teacher, youth group coordinator, or other kids’ ministry leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Along with caring for the children during class time, you have a to-do list that’s a mile long. It seems like you have one million tasks to complete each week! Could you use some…

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