Tagged: children’s ministry

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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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God’s Promise to Josepha free Advent devotion for families

Editor’s note: CTA has a brand-new children’s theme for Christmas, God’s Promise Came True. You can order books, ornaments, goodie bags, magnets, Advent calendars—everything you need to draw children and families closer to our Savior this Christmas season! Today’s devotion is one of four FREE devotions that accompany the Countdown to Christmas Children’s Activity. (Bring…

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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving devotion for kids

You will need a bag of candy corn. Make sure you have enough pieces for each child to have three or four kernels for an activity later in the devotion. Raise your hand if you have gone on a trip with your family. Have any of you ever moved away from your house and gone…

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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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God’s Promise to Marya free Advent devotion for families

Editor’s note: CTA has a brand-new children’s theme for Christmas, God’s Promise Came True. You can order books, ornaments, goodie bags, magnets, Advent calendars—everything you need to draw children and families closer to our Savior this Christmas season! Today’s devotion is one of four FREE devotions that accompany the Countdown to Christmas Children’s Activity. (Bring…

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Fear Not, God’s Love Shines Brighta free Christian Halloween devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Secular Halloween celebrations can be scary for small children. Even so, they often struggle to describe what they’re feeling. Fear is a difficult feeling for all of us—children and adults! With this Ministry Message, you can teach children to counteract their fears with the love of Jesus. For more products aimed at helping…

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S.H.I.N.E.a free Fall Festival devotion for kids

Editor’s note: As the children of your church prepare to celebrate at Fall Festivals or Halloween Alternative events, this devotion will help them take along the most important thing—the ability to share the love of our Savior! For more FREE children’s devotions, check out all of CTA’s Ministry Messages in the Resource & Idea Center!…

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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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Simple Games, Snacks, and Activities for Your Fall Event

When it comes to planning a Fall Festival or Halloween-alternative event for little kids, simple is best. These types of events are a wonderful opportunity to invite new people to your church and help your own members feel more involved. So, focus on the people and keep your event simple! Did you know that CTA…

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