Tagged: children’s ministry

God Chose You! — A free children’s Christmas message

Let me tell you a story about a boy named Garrett. For months and months and months, Garrett had been asking his mom and dad if he could have a dog. “Pleeeeeeeze!” Garrett said again and again. “I’ll take care of him. I’ll love him. I’ll feed him and play with him and bring him…

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J Is for Joy–a free Christmas devotion for children’s ministry

J is for Joy Have a small candy cane for each child. Print the Bible verses used in the devotion on small strips of paper and place them in a box wrapped like a Christmas present.   I have a candy cane for each one of you. Who knows what candy canes remind us of?…

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Christ the Savior Is Born–A Message for All Ages

Calling all kids, parents and grandparents – It’s time for a special message! Christ the Savior is born! The message is the same for all people and all ages. How will you share it this Christmas season? Christine Suarez of St. Anne Catholic Parish in Union City, California, works with middle school children. Last year,…

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Good Tidings, Great Joy–a free devotion for children’s ministry

Have a white board, chalkboard, or poster paper and markers handy so children can write words they brainstorm during the devotion. Introduction Let’s pretend you have some really amazing news to tell your friends: You made the winning goal in soccer! You got an “A” on your spelling test! You’re going to have a new…

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Looking for the Perfect Christmas Gift for Kids?

If you’re a children’s pastor, serve on a Sunday School staff, teach CCD classes, lead a midweek Bible club for kids, or work with children in some other Christian setting, you’re probably looking for gifts to give your kids this Christmas. You want them to be . . .  Meaningful True to the Scripture Fun Not…

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The Pilgrim’s First Thanksgiving–a devotion for children

Have you ever taken a trip with your family? Have you ever moved from one house to a different house? Have you ever flown in an airplane? Floated on the ocean in a ship? Gone up in a hot air balloon? Human beings travel in all kinds of ways. Nearly four centuries ago, a small…

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Happy Birthday, Jesus! Party

Counting down to Christmas is exciting, especially for young children. They look 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…

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Making a Presentation? Follow These Three Rules!

For several years now, CTA has been tying free, downloadable PowerPoint presentations to specific products. We do this because we want to help busy volunteers, pastors, and other church professionals maximize the impact of their words on hearers. Linking words, images, and tangible items (e.g., themed key chains, pens, pocket calendars) helps you deliver the…

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A Month of Thanksgivings! (free devotion)

Editor’s Note: The inimitable Tim Wesemann creates and creates and creates. Below is a list he created a few years ago, designed to help God’s people give thanks for blessings big and small during the month of November–one blessing per day. Print it and post it on your refrigerator or filing cabinet. See if the Lord…

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Looking for the Perfect Christmas Gift for Kids?

If you’re a children’s pastor, serve on a Sunday school staff, teach CCD classes, lead a midweek Bible club for kids, or work with children in some other Christian setting, you’re probably looking for gifts to give your kids this Christmas. You likely want the gifts you give to be . . . Meaningful True to…

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