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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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The Pencila 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 the book’s 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 (including a retreat outline!) to help…

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4 Women’s Ministry Retreat Icebreakers

Fall is the season for retreats, but don’t start your event without having a little fun first! Try these icebreakers to get your retreat started on a fun note: Friendly Debate Before the retreat, think about ten lighthearted “debate” questions: What’s better—chocolate or ice cream? If you went to a deserted island, would you take…

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Stretch Your Children’s Ministry BudgetCTA can help!

It’s one thing all children’s ministry leaders have in common—making every dollar count! In many churches, budgets are tighter than ever. And, if you’re blessed with rising participation in your programs, you’re left with a double-whammy. How can you do more, for more kids, with less money? CTA has the answer! The FREE downloadables in…

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Bouquet of Blessingsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the women’s theme Bouquet of Blessings. CTA offers a FREE retreat guide for this theme, along with others like Reflections: The Woman God Sees and Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart™. Check them out today in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center! In a story shared on the Internet, a…

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10 Quick Tips for Pastor Appreciation

October is a time for pumpkins, apple cider, Fall Festivals, and . . . Pastor Appreciation Month. If this is the first time you’re hearing about it, don’t worry. There’s still time to do a little planning. How will you thank your pastor? Try one (or all 10!) of these ideas. Gather eleven church friends…

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Praying for Children7 Ways to Include Every Worshipper

Take a moment and think about the members of your church. Even if you don’t have a school or childcare center, there are probably a good number of children in your church. Although many of these young members receive faith training at home or instruction through the programs at your church, there is still more…

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Loved and Forgiven to Love Othersa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from Woman of God®: Living Loved. The devotion book includes five weeks of daily encouragement that reassures women of the genuine, everlasting love of God through Jesus. Plus, you can use the devotion book as the basis of your women’s retreat this fall. Look for the FREE retreat guide in…

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