Tagged: Back to School

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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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A Work of Arta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As you begin a new year of ministry, don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that are committed to making your programs successful! Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re looking for a beginning-of-year recognition gift,…

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Well Donea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Well done! It’s a phrase you should scream from the rooftops as often as you can in honor of your staff and volunteers. Even if you can’t thank your church’s Christian servants quite that enthusiastically, you can still show them your appreciation. Use this devotion to encourage those who serve and prepare them…

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10 Classroom Hacks to Help Teachers Stay Organized and Save Money

The race is on—school starts soon! Here’s a tough question . . . how’s your budget doing? If you’re running short on funds, but still need a few things for your classroom, check out these ten ideas. You’ll stay organized and save money! Stack heavy-duty boxes or plastic crates to make shelves. Glue cereal boxes…

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Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Futurea free devotion for students

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s newest graduation theme, Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future. If you have students heading off to face new opportunities this fall, use this devotion to remind them that their Savior has many good things in mind for their future—no matter where…

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8 Ways to Show College Students You Care

In just a few short weeks, the college students in your church will be leaving for school. Although they won’t be with you every Sunday for the next ten months, they’ll remain part of your church family. While away, they may experience both challenges and growth in their Christian beliefs. Remind them that you care—and…

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Back-to-School Resources

In just a few days, we’ll turn our calendars to August, and you know what that means—it’s back-to-school time! Families and children have mixed emotions during this time of year, but whatever they are feeling, nurturing the families in our care is important. Back-to-school time can cause eager anticipation but also anxiety and even fearfulness,…

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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…

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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…

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How to Spiritually Prepare Children for the New School Year

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10–11 ESV)  This well-known Bible verse is frequently used to inspire Christians in faith. But would you use it to reassure a…

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