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Thanking God for Your Servant Hearta free devotion for Pastor Appreciation Month

Editor’s note: Are you planning to celebrate October as Pastor Appreciation Month? If so, consider incorporating this devotion into your plans. Be sure to visit www.ctainc.com to find value-priced gifts that acknowledge the work of your pastor and the entire church staff. May God continue to bless those who lead your ministry with a servant heart! Introduction…

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Give Thanks with a Grateful Hearta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Thanksgiving is exactly one month away. We here at CTA are thankful for YOU! As you and those working with you prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, may our Lord Jesus give you an increasing awareness of his love for you and an ever deepening thankfulness for that love. Introduction “Eww…I hate green bean casserole!” “Cranberry…

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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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6 Thoughts on Small Talk

First things first. I admit it. I do not like small talk. Talking to unfamiliar people makes me nervous and uncomfortable. I would much prefer the company of a few close friends. However, as I have thought and read about small talk, I gained some basic, but important insights, insights that encourage me to feel…

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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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Not Ashamed of the Gospela free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his witness will encourage you for your own life of witness.   As you begin read Romans 1:8–17, focusing special attention on verse 16. Lord God, we begin this…

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Reenergize Your Mission for the New Year

Maybe you’ve heard the old joke about the news reporter who asks the CEO, “How many people work in your company?” The CEO responds, “About half of them.” We laugh because most of us recognize the sad truth here. Sadder still, the latest research shows the CEO’s answer is quite optimistic! Those who study commitment…

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A New Year of Worshipa free devotion for this week’s meetings

The Christmas season is glorious—but busy! Through the many events, especially the special worship services, our Lord comes to us in powerful and life-changing ways. Now, as we turn the calendar page and begin a new year, our worship doesn’t end or start over—it continues! In Psalm 122:1, David shares his joy in worshiping: I…

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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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A Devotional Prayer for Your Week

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a Bible reading and prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his enduring witness will encourage you for your own life of  grateful witness!   Read Psalm 5:1–12, focusing especially on verse 11. Almighty God,…

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