Tagged: VBS


You Make a Differencea free devotion for VBS volunteers

So YOU are a VBS volunteer! First of all, thank you! Your willingness to help is a great blessing to the VBS director and all of the participants this year. It is often difficult to find people who are willing, much less available to help, so thank you! Perhaps you are wondering, however, if your…

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Exploring God’s Worda free kids’ event outline

Editor’s note: The following activity is slightly adapted from one of CTA’s event outlines, Exploring God’s Word. The event guide covers an hour-long program focused on exploring the stories and messages of God’s love and salvation in the Bible. It’s great for VBS, summer Sunday school, or midweek classes. Check it out now—it’s FREE! Across…

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Mountain Adventuresa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s Ministry Message accompanies CTA’s Mountain Adventures theme. Based on the image of God as our rock presented in Isaiah 26:4, this theme brings together the excitement of mountain climbing and the meaning of our loving relationship with Jesus. If you’re planning a summer community event, summer Sunday school classes, or vacation…

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Jesus Is . . .a free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s children’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s new theme, Jesus Is . . . The theme includes gifts and resources for kids of all ages. Look for the activity book, craft, drawstring backpack, and more. Plus, check out the additional FREE resources like coloring pages, a postcard…

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It’s Not too Late!Start Planning Your VBS Today

Did VBS accidently fall off your to-do list? Did you intentionally plan to not host VBS this year, but now you’re changing your mind? Have you simply been too busy to think about VBS? If you’re lagging behind when it comes to planning your VBS program, don’t worry—it’s not too late! CTA offers a wide…

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Top 10 VBS Snacks

Kids love snacks—there’s no doubt about it! Have you planned your VBS snacks yet? It might help to delegate this task to a volunteer or group of teens (with an adult helper). Remember to be mindful of your program’s resources and constraints. Think about your budget, the age of the children, the availability of refrigerator…

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God’s Promises for Kidsa free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is adapted from one of CTA’s children’s ministry messages. These devotions are available for FREE download in our Resource & Idea Center. Check it out today! I have a good friend. His/her name is (name your friend). My friend and I do fun things together. Last week we (name something fun…

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Monsters in My Closeta free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is the ministry message that accompanies CTA’s Monsters in Your Closet theme. The colorful artwork and enduring message of this theme make it ideal for summer Sunday school, VBS, or other outreach events. Plus, CTA offers activity books, sticker bookmarks, and many other resources to help bolster your outreach efforts. Let’s play…

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Jesus, My Savior and Frienda free devotion for kids

Editor’s note: This children’s ministry devotion accompanies CTA’s new kids’ theme—Jesus, My Savior and Friend. The theme takes on a comic book design and teaches children about the best superhero there ever was—Jesus! The easy-to-use resources in this theme could be implemented for VBS, summer Sunday school, fifth Sundays, mid-week services, and community-wide events. And,…

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