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Kids’ Ministry5 Year-End Finishing Touches

Once the school year is over, you may be just as tempted as the children to make a quick break for the door! Yes, you have certainly earned some vacation time, but before you enter summer-mode be sure you have put the finishing touches on 2014-15. Evaluate:  Ask yourself, your staff, and your ministry’s volunteers…

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Tips for Saying Thanks during Clergy Appreciation Month

October is Clergy Appreciation Month in many churches. While you will want to thank your senior pastor, don’t overlook the children’s ministers, the DREs and DCEs, the church secretaries, and all the many volunteers who keep your ministry moving forward! Here are some ideas you might want to use or adapt: Plan ahead for October. Distribute Post-It…

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Sunday School: It Takes a Church Family

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this month’s Customer Comments article from CTA’s monthly Grab N’ Go newsletter just in case you missed it. As children’s ministries begin again all across the nation, we thought you might find it encouraging—and glean a helpful idea or two along the way!  Teaching Sunday school requires a few specific…

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“Thank You, Teacher!”

A parent pauses in the hallway after class to tell the teacher, “Jeremy is learning a lot in Sunday school. Thank you!” The pastor makes a special effort several times each year to stop by the children’s classrooms and give a quick thumbs-up to the staff working there. Even though he will be a few…

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Countdown to Easter Message 6: King — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate!   Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with the devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at John 11:25. Place all of the magnet pieces of…

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Countdown to Easter Message 5: Care — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate!   Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with today’s devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at John 14:27. Place the blue magnet piece of your…

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Countdown to Easter Message 4: You — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate! Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with today’s devotion. Place a bookmark in your Bible at 2 Corinthians 5:15. Place today’s green magnet piece of your…

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Countdown to Easter Message 3: Forgiven — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of six devotions intended to help children prepare for Easter. It’s slightly adapted from CTA’s theme for spring, Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate! Getting Ready Familiarize yourself with the devotion. Bookmark Acts 10:43 in your Bible and practice reading this verse as you clarify the pronouns (him,…

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A Hand-y Way to Pray — A free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s note: Are you looking for a way to expand the prayer horizon for the kids in your VBS, Sunday school class, or Bible club? Then check out the prayer cards CTA has developed. Referring to the fingers on one hand, these cards remind children to pray and suggest what to pray about. This devotion is…

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Saying Thank You

Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 As we serve our Savior, our hearts fill with gratitude for his countless blessings. He blesses us in our joys, in our sorrows, through our struggles, and in our…

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