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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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7 Tips on Developing a Useful Action Plan

Sometimes we have great ideas regarding what we want to happen for our ministry, but they never seem develop. An action plan is our “let’s make it happen” tool. A well-thought-through action plan will transform great ideas, translating them into reality. The following list of tips will help you create an action plan that is…

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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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Big Things Come in Small Packages — a Christmas devotion for you!

Editor’s note: This devotion appeared in the December issue of CTA’s Grab ‘N Go newsletter. In case you missed it in the busyness of the season, we are reprinting it here for you and publishing it today. All of us at CTA wish you and those you love a very Merry Christmas and a most blessed New…

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Tell the Good News! Share the Great Joy! — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the last in a series of four children’s devotions we have been sharing on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new  Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for…

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Expressions of Praise — a free devotion for Christmas week

Introduction It happens every year. You can ignore it if you want to, but that won’t stop it from happening. It’s your birthday. Every year, one particular date on the calendar marks the day you were born. So how do you acknowledge this anniversary of your birth? Some of you want to be surrounded by…

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Shepherds Hear the Good News — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the third in a series of four we have been sharing on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for 2013. All four…

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Good News, Great Joy — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  How will you spend Christmas this year? Some of us will spend it in a panic. Where is the time going? When will we ever get everything done? Yes, in a panic. Some of us will spend it in pain or regret. This is the first Christmas after the foreclosure, after the divorce, after…

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Good News! Great Joy! Baby Jesus Is Born! — a free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion is the second in a series of four we will share on this site during December—one each Tuesday in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Each devotion was written to be used by families and children’s ministers in connection with CTA’s new Good News, Great Joy Family Activity Kit for 2013. All four devotions…

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