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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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Gospel Story by Emojisa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies  Gospel Story by Emojis—an all-new evangelism theme from CTA. Kids will love the artwork and specially designed Christian emojis. The resources are perfect for community outreach or mission trips! Before you begin, find, enlarge, and print the emoji you plan to talk…

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Give Thanks!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: It’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving! Does your church host a Thanksgiving worship service, hand out food baskets, or cook Thanksgiving dinner for the community? Consider sending participants home with a Thanksgiving gift from CTA. Look for magnetic calendars, devotion books, and bookmarks at www.CTAinc.com! How empty life would feel if we…

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How to Find the Best Blogs for Volunteer Managers

Have you read any good blogs lately? Of course you have; you’re reading CTA’s blog right now! In this blog, and any others that you read, you’re getting a free, easily accessible method to grow your skills. You’re investing in yourself and your ministry. If reading blogs isn’t part of your normal routine yet, consider…

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Simple Games, Snacks, and Activities for Your Fall Event

When it comes to planning a Fall Festival or Halloween-alternative event for little kids, simple is best. These types of events are a wonderful opportunity to invite new people to your church and help your own members feel more involved. So, focus on the people and keep your event simple! Did you know that CTA…

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The Last Firinga free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Honor your pastor this October! It’s Pastor Appreciation Month and CTA is providing this FREE Shaped to Serve devotion for your ministry. Consider the trials your pastor may be facing throughout the year and gather your church family to brainstorm ways to help. To download FREE prayers and recognition ideas for Pastor Appreciation…

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Countdown to Christmas

The countdown is on! With only 90 days left until Christmas, have you laid out a plan for your children’s ministry programs? Head over to www.CTAinc.com and browse through the children’s gifts in the brand-new Christmas theme, God’s Promise Came True: An activity book for kids ages 7 to 11 A softcover book that comes…

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