Tagged: children’s ministry


10 FREE Resources for Your Fall Festival

Have you heard? CTA has a bunch of FREE resources waiting for you! Now is the time to start thinking about fall festivals and Halloween-alternative events. You know that CTA offers the value-priced items you need to celebrate, but did you know that CTA also offers a host of FREE resources that will make your fall…

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Tips to Start Planning Your Fall Festival

“If you want to reach the community in a nonthreatening way, if you want to provide a place where children can experience the love and safety of Jesus in troubled and dangerous times, then by all means plan a fall festival!” This advice comes from Nichole Sims of Cedar Park, Texas. CTA recently interviewed Nichole,…

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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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Time to Shinea free fall festival devotion

Editor’s note: Looking for a unique fall festival theme? Time to Shine for Jesus is perfect! CTA offers a wide variety of Halloween-alternative resources in this theme, plus a brand-new outreach activity card to share with children who don’t know Jesus. As always, CTA supports the theme with FREE downloadable resources like this ministry message. Check it…

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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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Reaching by Teachinga free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This devotion is part of CTA’s customer-favorite theme celebrating Christian teachers and educators—Reaching by Teaching. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Reaching by Teaching to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students at every stage of life and Christian growth….

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It’s Your Birthday, Let’s Celebrate!

Happy birthday! It’s time for a party! All-new from CTA—a Christian birthday book for teachers to give to children on their special day. The book, It’s Your Birthday, Let’s Celebrate!, is perfect for kids between the ages of three and eight. It uses joyful words and colorful illustrations to recognize the child’s special day and their special part…

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8 Ways to Get Students Excited about School

Both you and your students love summer, but we all know summer doesn’t last forever. Soon, you’ll be starting a new school year and the anticipation of a new class, new activities, new experiences, and a fresh start is pretty exciting. Don’t you want your students to feel that way, too? Here are eight ideas…

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25 Ways to Use Volunteers in Children’s Ministry

When you work with children as a teacher, youth group coordinator, or other kids’ ministry leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Along with caring for the children during class time, you have a to-do list that’s a mile long. It seems like you have one million tasks to complete each week! Could you use some…

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