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Permanent Markera free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from Blueprints for Life, a pocket-sized devotion book for men. With a theme Bible verse of 1 Corinthians 3:11, the quick messages encourage men to find their foundation and support in the triune God. Don’t forget—CTA offers a variety of FREE resources to help you as you use the…

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All-New Men’s Event GuidesFREE Download Now!

CTA recently introduced two all-new themes for men’s ministry: Man of God: Renewed for Life and Blueprints for Life. And now, you can download the corresponding event guides for FREE! CTA designed each of these events to appeal to men of all ages and life stages. Both events have the same three goals: Growing in…

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9 Ways to Welcome Parents and Young Children in Church

Imagine wrestling with your toddler to get his shoes and socks on while simultaneously trying to change a dirty diaper and sweep up the cereal your four-year-old just spilled. All this before 9 a.m. And, you’re trying to get to church on time! Once you get to church, things are no different. You’re trying to…

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Peace in Our Landa free prayer for the 4th of July

Editor’s note: This 4th of July prayer was written many decades ago by a faithful pastor, Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. We invite you to use his words as you pause to remember the military personnel, first responders, government leaders, and all others who work to ensure our…

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When It’s Hard to RecruitAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: We have started planning our VBS event for…

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FREE Resources for Fall Festivals

Have you started planning your church’s fall festival or Halloween Alternative event? Now is the perfect time to start and CTA has FREE resources to help you along the way! Event outlines that include suggestions for Bible time, decorations, games, crafts, and snacks Coloring pages that can double as placemats Flyers to help advertise your…

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Jesus, Saviora free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As we serve God’s people day by day, we tend to get caught up in the to-do lists and meetings. The idea of Jesus as our Savior, our redeemer, our awe-inspiring and all-forgiving Friend, slips to the back of our minds. Refocus on him today with this devotion. When you finish reading, be…

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Frustrated by FlakesAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our church is located close to a college….

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The Gospel Story by Colorsa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: CTA’s Gospel Story by Colors theme has been a customer favorite for many years. The outreach items in the theme are perfect for summer mission trips or even outreach events at your home church. Today’s devotion will help you introduce the colors to your children and remind them of God’s plan of salvation…

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Serving in Wisdoma free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion comes from CTA’s devotion book for Christian workers and volunteers, Reflecting Christ. It features 25 quick-read devotions that emphasize the theme verse, Ephesians 5:1 (ESV): Be imitators of God, as beloved children. Don’t forget—CTA also offers FREE resources for this theme. Check out the staff retreat guide, Ministry Message,…

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