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God, Our Creatora 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 Job 38:1–12.   Father, your creation overwhelms us. Majesty and power shout out from…

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Customize Your Church Calendars for Fall — and through the year

And do it for free! Yes, it’s a ploy. We want you to find all the many downloadables we offer–also for free. So check out the free calendar templates and spruce up your monthly newsletter. Each template comes complete with encouraging thoughts, Bible verses, prayer starters, and even a joke. But don’t worry. There’s plenty of…

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Sharing Jesus without Leaving the Subdivision

Editor’s note: This article appeared in CTA’s Grab N’ Go newsletter a few weeks ago. We didn’t want Sunday school teachers, Awana leaders, or catechists to miss the ideas, so we are reprinting it here. Let us know what you think. (And be sure to share your helpful ideas with us so we can pass…

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10 Ways to Grow as a Leader in Your Church

As Christ’s people, we have important work to do! Our Lord has given us a Great Commission! We want to share Christ’s saving love in the best ways possible. Great leadership helps make this happen. Are you reluctant to think of yourself as a great leader? You are not alone. Few of us do. Yet,…

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Tips for Saying Thanks during Clergy Appreciation Month

October is Clergy Appreciation Month in many churches. While you will want to thank your senior pastor, don’t overlook the children’s ministers, the DREs and DCEs, the church secretaries, and all the many volunteers who keep your ministry moving forward! Here are some ideas you might want to use or adapt: Plan ahead for October. Distribute Post-It…

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3 Keys to AMP the Motivation of Your Volunteers

So you finally have the volunteers you need to staff the children’s ministry and fill the open slots on the Ministry Council. Breathe a sigh of relief and offer a prayer of thanks! But as you say, “Amen,” remember you aren’t finished yet. Now that your volunteers are in place, you want to help them…

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Trunk or Treat!

Editor’s note: A few years ago, Elisa Tomlinson researched the “Trunk or Treat” phenomena for us here at CTA. She talked with many creative people in many churches about the various Halloween alternatives they were providing. Here is what she found. I have a confession to make. I have never once been trick-or-treating! My parents…

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Shaped by God’s Worda free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.    Running on fumes. Ever done that? Maybe you’re doing it right…

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Timely Tips For a Great Fall Festival

Are you hoping to add some variety to this year’s Fall Festival? Try some of these tips: This year, award a prize for the best decorated trunk or truck bed. Participants could vote for their favorites, or delegate a panel of judges for this task. Dress a volunteer as a “mystery person” who will walk…

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A Million Ways to Make a Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.   To begin, read Colossians 3:23-24.  Whatever . . .  For quite…

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