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You Make a Differencea free devotion for VBS volunteers

So YOU are a VBS volunteer! First of all, thank you! Your willingness to help is a great blessing to the VBS director and all of the participants this year. It is often difficult to find people who are willing, much less available to help, so thank you! Perhaps you are wondering, however, if your…

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Mr. Pronunciationa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from CTA’s staff and volunteer appreciation book With Heartfelt Thanks. With 64 pages of devotions, inspirational stories, and Bible-based encouragement, this book aims to honor each person who contributes to God’s ministry. We encourage you to share it and other With Heartfelt Thanks appreciation gifts with your teachers, coaches, office…

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Serving Off-SiteAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our women’s ministry has a great group of…

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Fear Not: God’s Love Shines Brighta free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from a classic Fall Festival theme. Even though CTA doesn’t offer this theme anymore, there will soon be several all-new Fall Festival and Halloween Alternative themes at www.CTAinc.com. Start your planning today! Before you begin, you will need a large paper grocery bag. Tape a sign on one side of…

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Permanent Markera free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion comes from Blueprints for Life, a pocket-sized devotion book for men. With a theme Bible verse of 1 Corinthians 3:11, the quick messages encourage men to find their foundation and support in the triune God. Don’t forget—CTA offers a variety of FREE resources to help you as you use the…

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All-New Men’s Event GuidesFREE Download Now!

CTA recently introduced two all-new themes for men’s ministry: Man of God: Renewed for Life and Blueprints for Life. And now, you can download the corresponding event guides for FREE! CTA designed each of these events to appeal to men of all ages and life stages. Both events have the same three goals: Growing in…

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9 Ways to Welcome Parents and Young Children in Church

Imagine wrestling with your toddler to get his shoes and socks on while simultaneously trying to change a dirty diaper and sweep up the cereal your four-year-old just spilled. All this before 9 a.m. And, you’re trying to get to church on time! Once you get to church, things are no different. You’re trying to…

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Peace in Our Landa free prayer for the 4th of July

Editor’s note: This 4th of July prayer was written many decades ago by a faithful pastor, Walter E. Schuette, who has since gone to be with the Lord. We invite you to use his words as you pause to remember the military personnel, first responders, government leaders, and all others who work to ensure our…

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When It’s Hard to RecruitAsk Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: We have started planning our VBS event for…

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