Topic: Youth

01-23-18_Blog

Let’s Have a Snow Day!

As the weeks of winter start to add up, are the kids in your ministry getting antsy? They’re probably spending the large majority of their time inside these days and it’s probably getting old, really quickly. Your staff members and volunteers might have cabin fever, too. Now is the perfect time to bust out of…

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3 Easy Object Lessons for Sunday School

Use these three easy object lessons to enhance your Sunday school teachings in 2018! Jesus Conquers Sin Bible verses Colossians 2:13–15; John 1:29; 1 John 3:5 What you need A clear pie plate A penny A half-filled glass of water Red food coloring A free standing candle Matches A drinking glass large enough to cover…

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A Kids’ Christmas Lesson for 5th Sunday

Editor’s note: This lesson is slightly adapted from the FREE children’s event outline that accompanies one of CTA’s Christmas themes, God’s Promise Came True. Use this lesson for the 5th Sunday of December and be sure to check out CTA’s other FREE event outlines! When the children are seated, ask volunteers: What’s a promise? (When…

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’Twas the Month Before Christmas

’Twas the month before Christmas And all through the halls Teachers were hurrying, scurrying, Decorating the walls.   Special lessons were planned; Art projects were done With hopes that the students Would recognize God’s Son.   The service was chosen; Auditions were done. Teachers handed out parts And encouraged each one.   The costumes were…

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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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