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A Prayer for My Pastora free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Many churches celebrate October as Pastor Appreciation Month. If yours is among them, consider printing the prayer below in your weekly service folder or monthly newsletter. (See copyright information below.) CTA has a number of appropriate, value-priced gifts you may want to consider using to acknowledge the work of your pastor and the…

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Sharing the Faith with the Next Generation

This fall my husband and I are adjusting both of our girls being away from home attending college. Our lives are different, yet we are in a place where we have time to reflect on our parenting journey so far. As Christian parents, we knew our responsibility to share our faith in Jesus with them…

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Using Your Fall Festival to Share the Gospel? — Here are the ABCs!

If you want to reach the community in a nonthreatening way, if you want to provide a place where children can experience the love and safety of Jesus in troubled and dangerous times, then by all means plan a fall festival! Here’s what one CTA customer says about that: I believe God will use this…

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Help Your Church’s Children Learn & Tell the Christmas Story

Good News, Great Joy. That’s the theme for CTA’s new church-wide Christmas theme this year. We kept everyone in mind as we developed it – especially the kids! Like you, we want them to learn the Christmas story, the great and joyful good news of a Savior born for them. And like you, we want…

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Did You Know?

The “National Day of Encouragement” officially falls on September 12 each year. Andrew Baker, organizer of the National Day of Encouragement and executive director of the Encouragement Foundation, says this about that:  The National Day of Encouragement is about inspiring Americans to make deliberate words and acts of encouragement a part of this day first, and…

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Faith Talk @ Home — Help parents talk about Jesus with their kids

It’s the dream of every children’s minister: getting parents, grandparents, and other significant adults to share the faith with their kids in a way that feels comfortable and natural. Parents want that, too, but many simply don’t know how to pull it off. They feel inadequate. They are afraid of making a mistake. They feel awkward….

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Backpack Blessings for God’s Children

As a reminder that Jesus is our source of guidance, love, and protection during the school year, many churches set aside one Sunday to “bless the backpacks.” Here are some ways to do it:  1. Have children in grades K-5 bring their backpacks to church with them on the Sunday before school begins in your community….

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Participate in the CTA Community

CTA’s online community consists of passionate and inspired customers, employees and friends. We encourage all members of this Christian community to share their comments, stories, opinions, suggestions and praises. This is also a great place to ask questions about our products and Free Resources. If you’re led to share what’s on your heart and mind,…

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