Tagged: gifts for teacher

Recognize, Connect, & Celebrate Your Volunteers

Have you noticed the 80/20 principle at work in your church? For instance, do . . . 20% of the members donate 80% of the weekly offering? 20% of the members contribute 80% of the work toward a successful Sunday school or care ministry? It isn’t always 80/20, of course. Sometimes it’s closer to 70/30…

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New Day, New You! — a message of encouragement for children’s ministers

By now, most of the “newness” of the new year has worn off. For most of us, those resolutions we so confidently made have started to wear a bit thin. Either we’ve given up or we wish we could. Throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere, it can be hard to think of January as a…

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Reenergize Your Mission for the New Year

Maybe you’ve heard the old joke about the news reporter who asks the CEO, “How many people work in your company?” The CEO responds, “About half of them.” We laugh because most of us recognize the sad truth here. Sadder still, the latest research shows the CEO’s answer is quite optimistic! Those who study commitment…

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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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Well Done!a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Many churches celebrate October as Pastor Appreciation Month. If yours is among them, consider incorporating the devotion below into your plans. It is slightly adapted from the free ministry message that accompanies the Thanking God for Your Servant Heart product line. In addition, CTA has a number of other appropriate, value-priced gifts you…

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Teachers Touch Eternitya free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: This week’s devotion focuses in on teachers. Some of us teach in a classroom setting—a children’s Sunday school class, a home Bible study, a pastor’s class for new believers. Others of us teach more informally—in what we say to our children at home, in the counsel we give our grown children, in the…

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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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The Ones Serving the Onea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Many churches observe Pastor Appreciation Month in October. Many are careful to include the entire church staff as they express their appreciation. As you plan ways to thank your pastor(s) and staff, we hope this free devotion will help shape your thinking. It comes from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian Workers,…

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Work with Volunteers at Church? Don’t Miss These New Tools!

If you work with volunteers at church, you know that your job doesn’t end when they accept your invitation to serve. You want to provide a smooth glide path for them as they begin the tasks for which they have volunteered. You want to encourage them along the way, keeping their energy levels high and…

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Prophets and Angelsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Many churches observe Pastor Appreciation Month in October. Many are careful to include the entire church staff as they express their appreciation. As you plan ways to thank your pastor(s) and staff, we hope this free devotion will help shape your thinking. It is slightly adapted from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian Workers,…

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