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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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Reaching by Teachinga free back-to-school devotion

Editor’s note: This devotion is part of CTA’s customer-favorite theme celebrating Christian teachers and educators—Reaching by Teaching. As the new school year begins, we encourage you to use this devotion and the value-priced gifts from Reaching by Teaching to uplift teachers as they prepare to guide students at every stage of life and Christian growth….

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8 Ways to Get Students Excited about School

Both you and your students love summer, but we all know summer doesn’t last forever. Soon, you’ll be starting a new school year and the anticipation of a new class, new activities, new experiences, and a fresh start is pretty exciting. Don’t you want your students to feel that way, too? Here are eight ideas…

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25 Ways to Use Volunteers in Children’s Ministry

When you work with children as a teacher, youth group coordinator, or other kids’ ministry leader, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Along with caring for the children during class time, you have a to-do list that’s a mile long. It seems like you have one million tasks to complete each week! Could you use some…

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You Make an Eternal Differencea free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion focuses on the people who freely give their time and talents in service to your ministry. As you prepare for a new year of Sunday school and church activities, use these words to encourage those on your team. You can find this Ministry Message and several brand-new volunteer appreciation gifts in…

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Starting from Scratcha small Iowa church organizes an annual summer carnival

Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sheldon, Iowa, is a busy place. Despite being a relatively small congregation (about 50 worshipers attend Sunday services), the church shows a tremendous commitment to their community and Christian missions. Our Savior’s Inreach/Outreach Team designs a float for the town’s summer parade, hands out children’s books to families with newborns…

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CTA Makes VBS Planning a Breeze!

This year, CTA is offering 12 vacation Bible school (VBS) themes and all the resources you need to start planning a Bible-based event! Head over to our website and check it out! Exploring God’s Word features space artwork that kids will automatically love! The themed activity books work for kids of all ages. Plus, the…

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7 Simple Tips for Finishing the School Year

It may be hard to believe, but the end of the school year is quickly approaching. While you’re looking forward to that proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, there are some things you can do before the official end of the year to simplify the transition into next year. Take pictures. Are you…

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Just in Time for Summer!Promises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids

Are you looking for a resource that will keep kids excited about Jesus all summer long? Check out Promises, Projects, & Prayers for Kids—a new activity journal for children ages 7-11. This colorful book encourages kids to learn Bible verses and reinforces that learning with a variety of fun activities—cooking, drawing, science experiments, writing songs…

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10 Ways to Expand the Impact of Sunday School

Just as day school classrooms are wrapping up the year, most Sunday school classes will end in May, too. But there are certainly no moratoriums on God’s Word or Jesus’ love. What can your ministry do to ensure that the lessons of Sunday school have a lasting impact throughout the summer months? Here are 10…

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