Tagged: CTA

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 10.48.26 AM

The Missing Piece in Children’s Ministry

Kathy O’Brien is a teacher—a teacher overflowing with passion for kids’ ministry. Being a Christian educator had been Kathy’s dream since she was seven years old. She actually wrote an essay about it as a young student, but her teacher was less than thrilled. “The teacher gave me an F and wrote across the top:…

Read more

BLU17SC

Blueprints for Lifea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies one of CTA’s latest Father’s Day themes, Blueprints for Life. With the gifts and resources from this theme, men will be reassured that God’s blueprints for their lives are perfect with God’s Son, Jesus Christ, as their sure foundation. Check it…

Read more

lightstock_100144_medium_user_2027120

Millennial DilemmaAsk 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: In the past year, we’ve had a huge…

Read more

mountains

Mountain Adventuresa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s Ministry Message accompanies CTA’s Mountain Adventures theme. Based on the image of God as our rock presented in Isaiah 26:4, this theme brings together the excitement of mountain climbing and the meaning of our loving relationship with Jesus. If you’re planning a summer community event, summer Sunday school classes, or vacation…

Read more

HFT7APT

A Warm Welcomea 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…

Read more

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 9.47.28 AM

10 Quick Tips for Father’s Day Celebrations

How will you celebrate Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18) in your ministry? If you need a few fresh ideas, take a look at this list. And remember, along with your obvious thankfulness, always let your celebrations encourage the men in Jesus’ forgiveness and in their relationship with the Savior. Encourage dads to understand the importance…

Read more

iStock_000007246061Medium

God’s Word: Directions for Your Lifea free lesson plan for kids

Before Class:  Put a Bible inside a box and wrap it like a present. Hide the box somewhere in the room, but don’t make it too easy to find. As part of this lesson, you will choose three students to help you. You can choose them randomly, but you may find it beneficial to decide…

Read more

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 9.29.04 AM

Shaped to Servea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Summer is quickly approaching and many of your ministry programs may be slowing down. Don’t forget about the leaders and volunteers that have made your ministry possible this year! Today’s devotion comes from the Shaped to Serve Devotion Book. Use these words to encourage those who serve in your ministry and, if you’re…

Read more

Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 9.27.08 AM

Tracking What’s ImportantAsk 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 just got new software and it…

Read more

joe-shillington-240205

7 Fun Ways to End the School Year

You’ve spent months working with your students, but in just a matter of days, you’ll be sending them off for summer vacation. As you finish the year, consider doing a few special, unexpected activities. You’ll remind them of all the things they have learned throughout the year and have a little fun at the same…

Read more