Topic: Youth

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10 Kid-Friendly Mission Trips

Have you ever dreamed of going to faraway places to help the hurting and the homeless? Although a mission trip might sound exciting to you, it might also feel impossible—especially if you want to involve children. Rest assured that there are opportunities to help others and share God’s love right where you live. And, kids…

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Top 10 VBS Snacks

Kids love snacks—there’s no doubt about it! Have you planned your VBS snacks yet? It might help to delegate this task to a volunteer or group of teens (with an adult helper). Remember to be mindful of your program’s resources and constraints. Think about your budget, the age of the children, the availability of refrigerator…

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God’s Promises for Kidsa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is adapted from one of CTA’s children’s ministry messages. These devotions are available for FREE download in our Resource & Idea Center. Check it out today! I have a good friend. His/her name is (name your friend). My friend and I do fun things together. Last week we (name something fun…

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CTA Makes VBS Planning a Breeze!

This year, CTA is offering 12 vacation Bible school (VBS) themes and all the resources you need to start planning a Bible-based event! Head over to our website and check it out! Exploring God’s Word features space artwork that kids will automatically love! The themed activity books work for kids of all ages. Plus, the…

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7 Simple Tips for Finishing the School Year

It may be hard to believe, but the end of the school year is quickly approaching. While you’re looking forward to that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, there are some things you can do before the official end of the year to simplify the transition into next year. Take pictures. Are you…

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Journey On . . . Never Alonea free devotion for graduates

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is an excerpt of Journey On . . . Never Alone, a graduation gift book from CTA. Written by Christian education specialist Emily Phoenix, the book addresses the opportunities and the challenges that young Christians face after graduation. Every page reminds graduates that Jesus is with them no matter what path…

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10 Ways to Expand the Impact of Sunday School

Just as day school classrooms are wrapping up the year, most Sunday school classes will end in May, too. But there are certainly no moratoriums on God’s Word or Jesus’ love. What can your ministry do to ensure that the lessons of Sunday school have a lasting impact throughout the summer months? Here are 10…

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It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive

Many children become absolutely giddy as they await the coming of special events like their birthday or Christmas. If you ask them what they are so excited about most will tell you, “I get presents!” Receiving presents is fun for everyone, but the real joy comes to the giver. You can help your students know…

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10 Ways to Teach Students to Share Their Faith

Who doesn’t like to talk about a good movie, a favorite sports team, or a diet plan that is actually working? We get excited about a variety of things and eagerly share them with our friends and co-workers. But unfortunately, our faith is often left out of the conversation. Romans 10:14 (NLT) underscores the importance…

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