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Count Your Blessingsa free Thanksgiving event for kids

Gather your church families and invite the neighborhood—it’s time for a Count Your Blessings Thanksgiving outreach event! CTA has a FREE Thanksgiving event outline ready for you in the Resource & Idea Center. It makes planning easier than ever!. The event takes a Bible-based approach to the Thanksgiving holiday and reminds children that God supplies our…

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A Classroom Full of Thankful Turkeys

Now that November is just days away, are you looking for Thanksgiving crafts to inspire thankfulness in your students? How about a classroom full of thankful turkeys?! It’s not as crazy as it sounds. In fact, this craft is pretty simple. Grab a pair of scissors, a hole-puncher, and some card stock—let’s get started! Creating…

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8 Ways Teachers Can Feed Their Faith

As a teacher, you spend a lot of time in God’s Word preparing your lessons. You may even know some lessons by heart—you don’t even need notes. You also share your faith with your coworkers, students, and their parents. What a joy it is to work in God’s Word on a daily basis! All of…

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The Pumpkin Prayera free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Many churches and families struggle with Halloween—how can we put a Christian focus on this secular holiday? CTA has the answer. Our Pumpkin Prayer draws a Bible-based connection between the classic symbol for Halloween and Jesus’ love for children. This Ministry Message uses the Pumpkin Prayer to teach children about the reality of…

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New! Custom Connections for Your Fall Event

Are you searching for something just right for your fall festival? Do you want to print a unique Halloween-alternative message that you can’t find anywhere else?  Look to CTA’s new product line, Custom Connections! We offer hundreds of customizable templates for t-shirts, goodie bags, plastic tumblers, magnets, and so much  more. Just log on and start…

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10 FREE Resources for Your Fall Festival

Have you heard? CTA has a bunch of FREE resources waiting for you! Now is the time to start thinking about fall festivals and Halloween-alternative events. You know that CTA offers the value-priced items you need to celebrate, but did you know that CTA also offers a host of FREE resources that will make your fall…

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Tips to Start Planning Your Fall Festival

“If you want to reach the community in a nonthreatening way, if you want to provide a place where children can experience the love and safety of Jesus in troubled and dangerous times, then by all means plan a fall festival!” This advice comes from Nichole Sims of Cedar Park, Texas. CTA recently interviewed Nichole,…

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Shaping Hearts, Changing Livesa free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This back-to-school devotion is slightly adapted from one of CTA’s devotion books for Christian Workers, Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives: 30 Days to Grow in Service. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Shaping Hearts; Changing Lives to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students…

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Time to Shinea free fall festival devotion

Editor’s note: Looking for a unique fall festival theme? Time to Shine for Jesus is perfect! CTA offers a wide variety of Halloween-alternative resources in this theme, plus a brand-new outreach activity card to share with children who don’t know Jesus. As always, CTA supports the theme with FREE downloadable resources like this ministry message. Check it…

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Fixed for Lifea free back-to-school devotion

Life is as uncertain as a grapefruit’s squirt. That being said, some genetic engineer may be laboring late into the night tonight, pursuing a predictable grapefruit. That’s what life in America is all about, isn’t it? Predictability, efficiency, certainty. The elusive dream of something that will make life more controllable, something that will leave us…

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