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. . . And Wonders of His Love — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Introduction  For many children, Christmastime is a time of wonder. You know: “I wonder what’s in that big box behind the tree . . . I wonder if I’ll get the baby doll I want so much . . . I wonder if it will snow before Christmas Eve.” Do you still have a sense…

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Meaningful Christmas Gifts for All Kids Ministry Workers

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for those who volunteer in your children’s ministries? One that’s meaningful – and affordable? Then you’ll be glad to know we’ve added four new Ornaments of Faith® to our product lineup this year. If you’re not familiar with these bestsellers, you’ll want to check them out! Customers tell…

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Sharing Christ’s Love at Christmas: A children’s Christmas party focuses on selfless giving and Christian outreach

Children, even the most well-behaved ones, can be notoriously selfish sometimes. It seems like “mine” is one of the first words children learn, and that me-first mentality remains front and center throughout much of childhood. Sharing, generosity, and love aren’t hard-wired into these little ones – we have to teach them these Christian values. The…

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Count Your Blessings — a free devotion for your children’s ministry

Editor’s note: This devotion was written to accompany CTA’s “Count Your Blessings” product line for children. It will help the children you serve develop a more thankful heart.   Getting Started Before the children arrive, create a pair of “Blessings Binoculars.” Cut white paper to size and wrap it around a pair of binoculars, using colorful…

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A Devotional Prayer for Your Week

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a Bible reading and prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his enduring witness will encourage you for your own life of  grateful witness!   Read Psalm 5:1–12, focusing especially on verse 11. Almighty God,…

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Bind Us Together, Lord

 Bind us together, Lord, bind us together With cords that cannot be broken. Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together, Lord, Bind us together with love. This past summer I traveled to Belize, Central America, with three other early childhood professionals. For five days, we presented on various early childhood topics to early childhood educators…

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Teaching Thankfulness: What Does It Look Like?

If we created a list of attributes we desire for children, thankfulness would probably be on the list. However, cultivating an attitude of thankfulness is a lifelong task, since our natural inclination lies in another direction altogether – toward taking and wanting more and more stuff. We can even fall into the habit of complaining…

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A Devotional Prayer for Your Week

Editor’s note: This week’s free devotion includes a Bible reading and prayer/meditation written by faithful pastor Walter E. Schuette who has since gone to be with the Lord. We pray that his enduring witness will encourage you for your own life of witness!   Read Proverbs 11:24–31, focusing especially on verse 24. Gracious God, you…

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Keep Your Class Learning & Focused: What works?

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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Oops!!! I Just Remembered the Children’s Christmas Service

Maybe you simply forgot. Maybe there’s been a staff change and you’ve inherited the children’s ministry in your church or school. Maybe other ministry needs piled up and you’ve just now worked your way down in the stack to the children’s Christmas service planning. Whatever the case, if you have no plans, there’s no need…

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