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Timely Tips For a Great Fall Festival

Are you hoping to add some variety to this year’s Fall Festival? Try some of these tips: This year, award a prize for the best decorated trunk or truck bed. Participants could vote for their favorites, or delegate a panel of judges for this task. Dress a volunteer as a “mystery person” who will walk…

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A Million Ways to Make a Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.   To begin, read Colossians 3:23-24.  Whatever . . .  For quite…

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Christ-Shaped Servicea free devotion for this week’s meetings

This week’s free devotion is slightly adapted from CTA’s new devotion book for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. It is available now, and the product line includes many valuable, value-priced gifts for church staff and volunteers.    It came in the middle of the night, God’s call to…

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What Works in Classroom Discipline: Ways to keep your class focused and learning

List the top five fears of beginning teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of that list. List the top five frustrations of many seasoned teachers, and you’ll find “classroom discipline” near the top of the list, too! For those who teach in church, this issue can seem even more daunting. Many of…

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Jesus, My Good Shepherda 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 Ezekiel 34:11–22. Jesus, guard us with a shepherd’s love. Storms and dangers appear suddenly,…

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Sunday School: It Takes a Church Family

Editor’s note: We are reprinting this month’s Customer Comments article from CTA’s monthly Grab N’ Go newsletter just in case you missed it. As children’s ministries begin again all across the nation, we thought you might find it encouraging—and glean a helpful idea or two along the way!  Teaching Sunday school requires a few specific…

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Jesus, Our Victorious, Coming Kinga 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 1 Corinthians 9:24–27. Lord Jesus, you fought the kingdom of darkness and won, yet…

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Train Every Volunteer!

Employers train new hires. Teens are trained to drive. Personal trainers help you reach your exercise goals. Training is common everywhere . . . except the church. Most churches feel they’re doing well if they offer Sunday school teacher training. The reality is that every church volunteer should be trained for ministry. But aren’t most…

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Grandparents Day Is September 7

Looking for a way to make it memorable? CTA offers some touching and affordable gifts to help your church or Sunday school celebrate Grandparents Day. This year’s selection includes a new (and adorable!) flipbook, a magnifier bookmark, a magnetic photo frame, and more! Choose from among several favorite themes—and our new Grandchildren Are a Blessing from…

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