Topic: Staff & Volunteer Appreciation

leadership-01

Meaningful Appreciation3 rules for thanking your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Many congregations plan receptions, organize card showers, and flood their pastors’ pantries with pastries and other goodies. Each church shows appreciation a little differently. There’s no one “right” way to do it. Whatever you do, though, make sure it’s meaningful. Here are three keys to doing that: Keep it personal….

Read more

women's-retreat

Beautiful Feeta free devotion for Pastor Appreciation

Runners take good care of their feet. They take great care as they buy shoes. They don’t mind spending a few extra dollars on socks. They keep their toenails trimmed. They stretch their Achilles’ tendons. They are always on the lookout for the latest treatments for blisters and athlete’s foot. When you’re a runner, foot…

Read more

csv5po

The Bright Morning Stara free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Church workers often see the effects of sin first-hand. The pain and darkness of sin can be overwhelming at times. Today’s devotion, taken from Christ-Centered Service, encourages church workers by highlighting Jesus as our Bright Morning Star. When you finish reading, be sure to visit the CTA website to see the Christ-Centered Service prayer journal,…

Read more

in-charge

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…

Read more

lightstock_206681_small_user_2027120 (1) copy

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…

Read more

lightstock_118152_xsmall_user_2027120

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…

Read more

SHC4CMB_500

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…

Read more

lightstock_206681_small_user_2027120 (1) copy

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…

Read more

lightstock_118152_xsmall_user_2027120

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…

Read more

lightstock_203208_medium_user_2027120 (1)

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….

Read more