Tagged: Christian children’s gifts

Build Relationships in Children’s Ministry All Year Long

Has Jay missed class two weeks in a row? Does Barry have a birthday this week? Is Jessica a new girl in your Bible club? Does Elijah have a bad case of bronchitis? Stay in touch with everyone in your class or Bible club throughout the year, using CTA’s new free downloadable postcards for kids….

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3 Steps for Walking in LoveOn Valentine’s & Throughout the Year

One month from today is Valentine’s Day. Do you have plans to leverage it in your ministry? You could! CTA’s new Valentine’s theme this year is Walk in Love. It opens many doors for children, youth, and your whole church in showing and sharing Jesus’ love. Take these steps: Step 1 Look around in your…

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Count Your Blessings — a free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion was written to accompany CTA’s “Count Your Blessings” product line for children. It will help the children you serve develop a more thankful heart.   Getting Started Before the children arrive, create a pair of “Blessings Binoculars.” Cut white paper to size and wrap it around a pair of binoculars, using colorful…

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Teaching Thankfulness: What Does It Look Like?

If we created a list of attributes we desire for children, thankfulness would probably be on the list. However, cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is a lifelong task, since our natural inclination lies in another direction altogether – toward taking and wanting more and more stuff. We can even fall into the habit of complaining…

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Three Strands of Faith Development

As they preach wedding sermons, pastors often use the “three-strand cord” mentioned in Ecclesiastes 4:12. This image deftly illustrates the importance of the relationship husband and wife have with Christ in maintaining a strong marriage relationship with each other. The image can also illustrate the essential elements of faith development. Each strand in this three-stranded…

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Sharing the Faith with the Next Generation

This fall my husband and I are adjusting both of our girls being away from home attending college. Our lives are different, yet we are in a place where we have time to reflect on our parenting journey so far. As Christian parents, we knew our responsibility to share our faith in Jesus with them…

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