Tagged: preparing for Easter

Help Everyone Grow Closer to Jesus this Spring—Journey to the Cross

Easter comes early this year. Very early! March 31 early! Ash Wednesday, the traditional entryway into Easter preparation in many Christian churches, falls on February 13. So it’s not too early for you to begin thinking about ways to use the weeks ahead to spark growth in faith and service. If you’re looking for a…

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Jesus’ Love for His Father — a free devotion for this week’s meetings

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. Luke 23:46 The day was nearing an end. As the darkness deepened, a young mother tucked her toddler son into bed. Together, they prayed. They ended as they always did…

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A Journey of Love–A free devotion for this week’s children’s ministry

Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of children this spring? Consider using CTA’s six-part magnet activity, Journey to the Cross. While you’re at it, check out all our new children’s items! This devotion is adapted from the fourth of six that come FREE with the item. You can send them…

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Six Free Devotions You Can Use to Help Kids’ Prepare for Easter

Are you a children’s pastor or family minister? Do you teach in a Christian school or Sunday school? Are you a DRE or DCE? Are you responsible for CCD instruction or Confirmation classes? Then you’ll want to check out CTA’s six NEW and FREE reproducible devotions, (scroll down to “free six-part family devotion.”) Written to…

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Free clip art for kids’ Easter events–and much more!

Looking for a way to decorate your Sunday school classroom or children’s ministry area for Easter? Would you like a way to share the truths of Jesus’ death and Resurrection in ways that are fun—and that stick? Interested in helping kids invite unchurched neighbors and friends to hear the Good News? Then check out CTA’s…

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A Journey of Praise–a free interactive devotion for children’s ministry

Editor’s Note: This devotion was written to accompany CTA’s NEW Easter preparation series for children, Journey to the Cross. It’s the first of six free devotions for children in that theme. If you’re in charge of  family ministry, check out all the ideas and value-priced products designed to draw families closer to the cross and…

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Jesus Plans His Own Parade

Getting Started Gather some items (or pictures of things) one might see in a parade—musical instruments, baton, balloons, flags. Introduction Show the parade items. Where would we see all these things in one place at one time? (Accept the children’s suggestions. If no one mentions a parade, suggest this possibility yourself.) How many of you…

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