Tagged: Graduation

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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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Gifts for Graduates

How are the graduates in your ministry feeling as the big day draws closer? Confident? Shaky? Excited? Confused? Maybe a mixture of it all? Reassure these graduates that God will always be with them—no matter what their future brings! With a meaningful graduation gift from CTA, they’ll feel the hope, clarity, and encouragement they need…

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Journey On . . . Never Alonea free devotion for graduates

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is an excerpt of Journey On . . . Never Alone, a graduation gift book from CTA. Written by Christian education specialist Emily Phoenix, the book addresses the opportunities and the challenges that young Christians face after graduation. Every page reminds graduates that Jesus is with them no matter what path…

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Recognizing Grads

  Graduation is one of the highlights on our church calendar. Typically, we recognize all our church’s graduates on the first Sunday in May. But if you haven’t done it yet, you’re not too late! Here are some ideas you may be able to incorporate. 1. Have a small, Christ-centered gift for each graduate. Check here for…

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New Beginnings: A Sending Service for Recent Grads

Editor’s note: Lots of young people are graduated from high school and college during May and June. In recognition of all that the Lord Jesus has done for them, in them, and through them during their years of study, consider adapting and using the commissioning/sending service below. Adjust it to fit your setting and the customs and…

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25 Meaningful Ways to Affirm Kids & Youth

This time of year, activities in Christian schools, Sunday schools, CCD classes, choirs, Awana, and Bible clubs begin winding to a close. In a few weeks, the children and youth you have worked with for multiple weeks, months, or perhaps even years will move on—to a different class, school, or community. Perhaps one of the…

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New Beginnings — a free devotion for graduation celebrations

Editor’s note: This devotion is adapted from CTA’s new book for graduates, New Beginnings for Graduates. Written by Tim Wesemann in his always-popular style, all the devotions and articles in this book will encourage and uplift recent graduates. (It’s value-priced, too!) Congratulations! The last four years are officially filed away in your memory. The classroom…

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New Beginnings: A sending service for graduates

Editor’s note: How will you honor those who will graduate from high school, college, and graduate programs this spring? Here’s a “Sending Service” you can use or adapt. In addition, CTA has several value-priced items you might give as reminders to your graduates of God’s love in Christ! Adapt this commissioning/sending service to your setting…

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Choice Words for Graduates–a free devotion

You’ve spent the past four years or so listening to choice words of wisdom from adults on all sides. Parents. Teachers. Youth leaders. Pastors. Everyone had a lesson to teach. And at least a time or two you probably became impatient with that. You may even have asked yourself, “Why do I need to know…

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