Topic: Youth

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Keep Kids Busy during Christmas Vacation4 free event outlines

Christmas vacation is a great opportunity for outreach. Many families need childcare during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. And, your church family can provide it! In fact, you can provide much more than just childcare—you can provide a fun and engaging Christmas-themed event for children of all ages. Best of all, CTA…

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Youth Ministry Lesson Plan on Giving

It’s the season of gifts, gifts, and more gifts! What does God say about giving and receiving? Let’s find out! Ask, Name a gift that you have given to someone you love. How did you feel about giving it? Have you ever given a really big gift to someone? Why did you do it? Jesus…

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Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Counting down to Christmas is exciting, especially for children. They’re looking forward to playing in the snow, putting up the Christmas tree, and, of course, opening the presents. With all of that excitement, how can they sit still and learn during those last few school days before Christmas vacation? The good news is they don’t…

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Children’s Christmas Service?Start your planning here!

Is it true that Christmas is only a few weeks away? Time is flying! For those of you planning Christmas services for your children’s ministry, it is time to get everything in order! Have you seen CTA’s two, brand-new children’s Christmas services? The theme is God’s Promise Came True and each service (one for elementary…

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New Year, New Parents10 ways to make teacher-parent relationships work

As a children’s ministry worker, you meet new families every year. Some parents may volunteer in your classroom and initiate conversations about their children. Other parents may prefer a more laid-back approach to school. You may “click” with some parents right away and you may have extreme differences with others. No matter the situation, for…

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Gospel Story by Emojisa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies  Gospel Story by Emojis—an all-new evangelism theme from CTA. Kids will love the artwork and specially designed Christian emojis. The resources are perfect for community outreach or mission trips! Before you begin, find, enlarge, and print the emoji you plan to talk…

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Countdown to Christmas

The countdown is on! With only 90 days left until Christmas, have you laid out a plan for your children’s ministry programs? Head over to www.CTAinc.com and browse through the children’s gifts in the brand-new Christmas theme, God’s Promise Came True: An activity book for kids ages 7 to 11 A softcover book that comes…

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Stretch Your Children’s Ministry BudgetCTA can help!

It’s one thing all children’s ministry leaders have in common—making every dollar count! In many churches, budgets are tighter than ever. And, if you’re blessed with rising participation in your programs, you’re left with a double-whammy. How can you do more, for more kids, with less money? CTA has the answer! The FREE downloadables in…

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Praying for Children7 Ways to Include Every Worshipper

Take a moment and think about the members of your church. Even if you don’t have a school or childcare center, there are probably a good number of children in your church. Although many of these young members receive faith training at home or instruction through the programs at your church, there is still more…

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Being the New Kid10 Ways to Help New Students Feel Welcome

We’ve all been the new kid at some point in our lives—being in a new and unfamiliar environment is difficult! For many children, the anxiety sticks around for several days and can have a real impact on their learning. But you, as their teacher, can welcome new students with the joy of Jesus and make…

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