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3 Signs the Loneliness Epidemic Is Invading Your Church

God said it from the very beginning: “It is not good that the man should be alone” (Genesis 2:18 ESV). But, like with many other things in our fallen world, God’s Word has been forgotten. Loneliness prevails—so much so that many social experts are now calling it an epidemic. Mother Theresa called loneliness the leprosy…

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Being the New Kid10 Ways to Help New Students Feel Welcome

We’ve all been the new kid at some point in our lives—being in a new and unfamiliar environment is difficult! For many children, the anxiety sticks around for several days and can have a real impact on their learning. But you, as their teacher, can welcome new students with the joy of Jesus and make…

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A Place at the Tablea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the men’s ministry theme Man of God: Renewed for Life. The theme, based on Isaiah 40:31, aims to strengthen men in heart, mind, and spirit. Did you know that CTA also offers a FREE men’s retreat in this theme? Check it out and start planning your fall event today!…

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Celebrate Volunteers All Year!

Of all organizations that celebrate volunteers, we in the Church have the most to celebrate! We celebrate all the time and talents of all God’s people as they are used in his service. So rather than an occasional or annual volunteer-appreciation event, let’s celebrate more often and more broadly. Here’s a simple way to do…

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All New! Two FREE Fall Festival Event Outlines

The seasons are changing. Kids are headed back to school. The weather is getting cooler. And, don’t forget—it’s time to plan your Fall Festival event! If you need some fresh ideas for your Fall Festival or Halloween Alternative event, CTA is here for you! CTA is offering two family-friendly Fall Festival themes and FREE event…

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A Work of Arta free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: As you begin a new year of ministry, don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that are committed to making your programs successful! Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve devotion book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re looking for a beginning-of-year recognition gift,…

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5 Kid-Approved Games for Your Fall Festival

You’ve already planned the invitations, the food, and the decorations for your fall festival. What’s missing? The games, of course! Putting up a variety of fun, family-friendly games makes all the difference in a fall event. Without games, kids get bored and parents want to leave. But with games, everyone has fun! After a successful…

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G.L.O.W. (God Lights Our Way)a free Fall Festival devotion

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is the perfect addition to your Fall Festival, Halloween Alternative event, or harvest party. It comes from the G.L.O.W. (God Lights Our Way) theme—new from CTA this year. Read the devotion and then check out all the products and FREE resources in the theme! Before you begin, find and print a…

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Well Donea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Well done! It’s a phrase you should scream from the rooftops as often as you can in honor of your staff and volunteers. Even if you can’t thank your church’s Christian servants quite that enthusiastically, you can still show them your appreciation. Use this devotion to encourage those who serve and prepare them…

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Fewer Long-Term Volunteers?Positive Responses to a Challenging Trend

One year, my church was having difficulty recruiting Sunday school teachers. As a potential solution, we asked people for a commitment of only three months rather than a year. But one potential volunteer responded, “I don’t know. Three months is an awfully long commitment.” We’ve all seen it. It’s harder and harder to find volunteers…

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