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10 Classroom Hacks to Help Teachers Stay Organized and Save Money

The race is on—school starts soon! Here’s a tough question . . . how’s your budget doing? If you’re running short on funds, but still need a few things for your classroom, check out these ten ideas. You’ll stay organized and save money! Stack heavy-duty boxes or plastic crates to make shelves. Glue cereal boxes…

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A Difficult Daya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from CTA’s staff and volunteer appreciation book With Heartfelt Thanks. With 64 pages of devotions, inspirational stories, and Bible-based encouragement, this book aims to honor each person who contributes to God’s ministry. We encourage you to share it and other With Heartfelt Thanks appreciation gifts with your teachers, coaches, office…

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Celebrate Grandparents DaySunday, September 10

Memaw and Papa. Nanna and Poppie. Gamgam and Pawpaw. What other names do you know for grandmas and grandpas? No matter what you call them, grandparents play an important role in the lives of children. Their faith legacy can inspire and encourage faith in even the littlest kiddos! In many churches, it’s common to see…

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Shine Bright, Little Lighta free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s latest Fall Festival themes, Shine Bright, Little Light. You can find this and several all-new Fall Festival and Halloween Alternative themes at www.CTAinc.com. Start your planning today! Before you begin, gather multiple sources of light—a desk lamp, a flashlight, a battery-powered lantern, an unlit candle, a…

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Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Futurea free devotion for students

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s newest graduation theme, Celebrate the Past, Embrace the Future. If you have students heading off to face new opportunities this fall, use this devotion to remind them that their Savior has many good things in mind for their future—no matter where…

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Are Outsiders Okay?Ask Karen

Editor’s note: Today, we continue the series titled “Ask Karen.” CTA’s volunteer expert, Karen Kogler, will answer one of the most pressing volunteer-related questions facing church leaders in 2017. If you have a question you’d like to ask Karen, just post it in the comments section! Question: Our church is hosting a big thank-you event…

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8 Ways to Show College Students You Care

In just a few short weeks, the college students in your church will be leaving for school. Although they won’t be with you every Sunday for the next ten months, they’ll remain part of your church family. While away, they may experience both challenges and growth in their Christian beliefs. Remind them that you care—and…

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Loving Stilla free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s most popular women’s ministry devotion books, Woman of God®: Living Loved. The gifts and resources in this theme focus on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find gifts like a bracelet, a tote bag, and several other great items to inspire women in faith. Plus, CTA also offers a…

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One Amazing Key to Working with Staff and Volunteers

That key? Saying thank you—in words and actions. Perhaps as June nears an end, many of your programs break for the summer. Some volunteers and staff will return next fall, but some likely will not. While you say thank you every day, the end of these programs stand as no-miss milestones! As a servant leader…

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Back-to-School Resources

In just a few days, we’ll turn our calendars to August, and you know what that means—it’s back-to-school time! Families and children have mixed emotions during this time of year, but whatever they are feeling, nurturing the families in our care is important. Back-to-school time can cause eager anticipation but also anxiety and even fearfulness,…

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