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Church-Wide Service ProjectsJust in time for Thanksgiving

Are you looking to get your church in the Thanksgiving mood? Are you searching for a way to encourage both children and adults in Christian service? Do you need ideas for church-wide fellowship? Be “thankful” for this acrostic! Here’s a list of eight ways to get worshippers of all ages involved in serving our heavenly…

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Fear Not, God’s Love Shines Brighta free Christian Halloween devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Secular Halloween celebrations can be scary for small children. Even so, they often struggle to describe what they’re feeling. Fear is a difficult feeling for all of us—children and adults! With this Ministry Message, you can teach children to counteract their fears with the love of Jesus. For more products aimed at helping…

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Woman of God: Transformeda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Will your women’s ministry group be hosting an Advent luncheon or tea this holiday season? Or, are you planning for a women’s winter retreat? Consider using materials from Woman of God®: Living Loved as part of your event. Instead of hiring an outside speaker, use this devotion or the FREE Ministry Message to…

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Ornaments of Faith®– The Tradition Continues

CTA introduced the first Ornaments of Faith® in 1999 and customers immediately fell in love. Since then, the ornaments’ themes have changed from year to year, but the beautiful artwork, high-quality pewter-finished construction, and Christian meaning always remain. This year, CTA is adding three new Ornaments of Faith®: Glory to the Newborn King–an angel-shaped ornament…

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S.H.I.N.E.a free Fall Festival devotion for kids

Editor’s note: As the children of your church prepare to celebrate at Fall Festivals or Halloween Alternative events, this devotion will help them take along the most important thing—the ability to share the love of our Savior! For more FREE children’s devotions, check out all of CTA’s Ministry Messages in the Resource & Idea Center!…

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Glory to the Newborn Kinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s Christmas themes, Glory to the Newborn King. You can download this Ministry Message and several other FREE resources in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center. All of the materials coordinate perfectly with the Glory to the Newborn King gifts. Look for the bulletin cover, full-resolution artwork,…

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11 Can’t-Miss Tips for Winter Retreats

Think beyond Fall Festivals, beyond Thanksgiving, and beyond Christmas. What activities do you have planned for the dead of winter? Could your volunteers, your teachers, your women’s ministry, or other groups use a retreat? Of course they could! Retreats help teams grow professionally—building unity, focusing on their mission, and making plans for the months ahead….

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New Year, New Parents10 ways to make teacher-parent relationships work

As a children’s ministry worker, you meet new families every year. Some parents may volunteer in your classroom and initiate conversations about their children. Other parents may prefer a more laid-back approach to school. You may “click” with some parents right away and you may have extreme differences with others. No matter the situation, for…

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Walking with Purposea free devotion for Pastor Appreciation Month

Editor’s note: October is Pastor Appreciation Month and this month’s devotion is a perfect fit! It comes from the men’s ministry theme Man of God: Renewed for Life. The 64-page devotion book in this theme takes a closer look at the lives of Noah, Moses, Joshua, David, and Paul. God gave these men extraordinary blessings…

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