Tagged: children’s ministry

Backpack Blessing for Back-to-School: Here’s How!

Editor’s note: This article is adapted slightly from the version appearing in CTA’s August “Grab N’ Go” newsletter. Each issue includes tips, hints, and articles written for church professionals and volunteers. Interested in subscribing? Go to CTA’s website, scroll down to find the E-mail subscription link in the left-hand column, and sign up. It’s free!  It…

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6 Steps to Take Now for a Fabulous Fall

It’s deep summer—hazy and perhaps a bit lazy. But not yet crazy! Before you face the time crunch of late August … Before recruiting volunteers for fall programs puts you into a panic … Before you give up the luxury of time to slow down and think things through …Take some time with your team…

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Jelly Bean Prayer Activities for Easter

As we move through the season of Lent, I am continuing to teach my kindergarten class about the love that Jesus has for us. Children need to hear again and again that Jesus’ love was so great that he died on the cross for us. I refer to Jesus as our teacher, and tell the…

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Sweet, Free Help for Your Children’s Valentine’s Day Party

Did you know that February 14 falls on Sunday in 2010? Have you considered ways you might “seize the day” for the children’s ministries in your church? Maybe you’ve been thinking about it, but aren’t quite sure what to do. Or perhaps you find yourself knee-deep in the planning process. In either case, you may want to consider…

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Christ the Savior Is Born!

I would like to share that I ordered the “Christ the Savior Is Born!” party packs with nativity craft kit to use with my kindergarten class and with my 8-year-old son and 4-year-old granddaughter.  What a big hit they were! The kits were easy to assemble and the children loved the experience of “creating” their own nativity…

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Sunday School, CCD Teachers–Looking for a Christmas Gift for Students?

“Black Friday” is upon us. If you plan to wander the mall, looking for a gift you can give to your elementary-age students this year–one you can afford that’s also appropriate for both boys and girls–here’s hope for a more relaxing day. This year CTA offers a great alternative for Sunday school teachers, Awana leaders, CCD teachers,…

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Looking for a Preschool Christmas Event?

Five years ago our preschool was looking for a way host a Christmas celebration for our families. We decide on an Advent Worship and Cookie Reception. We’ve made it an annual event.  The service offers an opportunity for even our non-member families to gather in a casual, non-threatening environment to celebrate the Savior’s birth.  CTA has helped…

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Meaningful Christian Christmas Gifts for Everyone

It happens every year. You make a Christmas list and check it twice, then  scratch your head over dilemmas like these: Those volunteers at your church do so much. You want to remember them at Christmas with a meaningful gift. But what!? You work with a great group of professionals on your church staff. You…

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