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Timely Tips for Your Easter Celebration

Looking for ways to invite friends and neighbors to this year’s Resurrection Day services? Here are a few ideas you may want to use or adapt:  Want to get kids and families excited about Jesus’ resurrection? Order CTA’s Jesus Lives! Let’s Celebrate 6-part Activity Magnet for families with children ages 5 and up. Plan to distribute the…

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Christ, Our Good Shepherda free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: These devotional thoughts are excerpted from the sermon series that accompanies CTA’s new theme for Easter preparation, The Shepherd, the Lamb. The sermon series includes six sermons and six sets of discussion questions based on them – all free! They are designed for use with our new product line, The Shepherd, the Lamb….

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Praying with Hope ­– New Title in CTA’s Caregiving Line

The positive comments just keep coming: I have had such great feed back from the people I give this booklet to that I intend to keep some on hand. There are so many people/families hurting and in need of hope and encouragement. This booklet is wonderful! (Facing Difficult Days with Hope)  Wonderful resource to use…

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Celebrating Easter with Children: How will you help them learn the story?

Easter Day is a wonderful day of celebration! Christians everywhere shout “Alleluia,” as we celebrate the truth that our Savior has risen from the dead. Because he defeated death, we will live forever – forever with him! I love Easter Day, especially after the quiet, reflective time that leads up to it – in my…

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Welcome to the Father’s House! — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Easter will be here sooner than you think! Ash Wednesday falls on March 5 this year, and Easter comes six short weeks later, on April 20. How will you help everyone in your church prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection victory? A few years ago, CTA revised our popular prayer journal for…

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Kids’ Ministry Volunteers Burning Out? Develop Volun-TIERS!

Face it. When volunteers raise their hands and offer to help, leaders in churches hungry for workers often push and push to the limit. Signing up for children’s ministry often implies volunteering for a long tenure—sometimes until death do us part! Has your list of available workers grown smaller than the mustard seed your pastor…

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Mary Anoints Jesus — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Easter will be here sooner than you think! Ash Wednesday falls on March 5 this year, and Easter comes six short weeks later, on April 20. How will you help everyone in your church prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection victory? A few years ago, CTA revised our popular prayer journal for…

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How to Delegate (part 2)

Delegating is a vital skill for church workers, both staff and volunteer leaders. (Scroll down or click here to see last week’s article about delegation.) Delegating takes time and effort. It involves risk. Still, the potential results make it well worthwhile. And it’s a skill that improves with practice. The steps: 1. Plan ahead. You can’t…

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Jesus Raises Lazarus — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Easter will be here sooner than you think! Ash Wednesday falls on March 5 this year, and Easter comes six short weeks later, on April 20. How will you help everyone in your church prepare their hearts to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection victory? A few years ago, CTA revised our popular prayer journal for…

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How to Delegate (part 1)

“Don’t do anything yourself.” That’s the advice I once received from someone I trusted, a member of my advisory board. She claimed it was the key to effective ministry in churches. My friend wasn’t encouraging laziness. She was stressing delegation. That conversation was one of the few times I remember discussing delegation with anyone over…

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