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Colored Pencils

The Gospel Story by Colorsa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: CTA’s Gospel Story by Colors theme has been a customer favorite for many years. The outreach items in the theme are perfect for summer mission trips or even outreach events at your home church. Today’s devotion will help you introduce the colors to your children and remind them of God’s plan of salvation…

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Use Easter Events to Make Eternal Connections

Would the people who worship in your church report that they experience a very real and personal connection with their Lord there? A recent study by George Barna shows that while about 66% would say yes, about a third would say no. What’s more, among those who attend church regularly, fewer than half say this…

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8 Can’t-Miss Outreach Opportunities for Children’s Ministry

The faith of a child is a beautiful thing! Jesus himself said that God has revealed things to children that even wise men don’t understand (Matthew 11:25). Since children so readily receive the truth, what can we do to share the Gospel with them? CTA has exactly what you need—the Time to Shine for Jesus…

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5 Ideas for Last-Minute Easter Outreach

Easter is quickly approaching, but there is still time to plan a few impactful outreach activities. Gather your ministry team and brainstorm ways you can serve your congregation and community. Here are a few ideas to get you started! Use plastic Easter eggs to share the love of Jesus. Inside each egg, place the name…

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Making the VBS Checklist Work for You

The publishers have rolled out their VBS curriculums for summer 2015. If you do a quick online search, you will find neatly organized checklists letting you know everything you need to do in order to have a successful summer VBS program. Do you ever look at those lists and wonder how in the world you…

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Easter Basket Outreach

Many donation drives and outreach efforts focus on the less fortunate members of our communities at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but what about Easter? If you’re looking to spread some joy this Easter season, hold an Easter basket drive! You can invite volunteers to make baskets at home or schedule a time for them to join…

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Christmas is Over. Now What?

Editor’s note: It’s easy to share a “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You” during the holiday season, but now that Christmas is over, don’t let Christian witnessing grind to a halt. This article originally appeared in CTA’s Grab & Go newsletter. We invite you to take another look and use Pastor Snow’s encouragement to guide…

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To the Olympics and Beyond!

“His will, His way.” This is Patty Salvatore’s motto for life. She’s learning to follow God’s will and remain confident in his direction. It hasn’t always been easy, but looking back, she sees that every time she thought God was denying her an experience, things turned out better than she could’ve imagined. Here’s her story….

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Is Your Ministry a Starbuck’s?

Editor’s note: This blog first appeared on this site in September of 2009. We thought the ideas were worth repeating. As you think about rebooting the ministries in your church next month, how will you intentionally care for the individuals whom you serve in Jesus’ name? CTA offers a number of tools to help you…

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Sharing the Salvation Story—A free devotion for children

Getting Started This devotion suggests that you read several Bible passages. Find and mark these passages ahead of time: Romans 3:23; James 2:10; Romans 5:8; 1 John 2:12; 1 Corinthians 12:3; John 14:27; Psalm 1:3; 2 Peter 3:18; Matthew 5:14, 16; 1 John 4:16. Introduction Do you know what it means to share the salvation…

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