Tagged: women’s ministry

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4 Women’s Ministry Retreat Icebreakers

Fall is the season for retreats, but don’t start your event without having a little fun first! Try these icebreakers to get your retreat started on a fun note: Friendly Debate Before the retreat, think about ten lighthearted “debate” questions: What’s better—chocolate or ice cream? If you went to a deserted island, would you take…

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Bouquet of Blessingsa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from the women’s theme Bouquet of Blessings. CTA offers a FREE retreat guide for this theme, along with others like Reflections: The Woman God Sees and Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart™. Check them out today in CTA’s Resource & Idea Center! In a story shared on the Internet, a…

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Loved and Forgiven to Love Othersa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from Woman of God®: Living Loved. The devotion book includes five weeks of daily encouragement that reassures women of the genuine, everlasting love of God through Jesus. Plus, you can use the devotion book as the basis of your women’s retreat this fall. Look for the FREE retreat guide in…

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Loving Stilla free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion comes from one of CTA’s most popular women’s ministry devotion books, Woman of God®: Living Loved. The gifts and resources in this theme focus on Jeremiah 31:3. You’ll find gifts like a bracelet, a tote bag, and several other great items to inspire women in faith. Plus, CTA also offers a…

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Reflections: The Woman God Seesa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from the Ministry Message that accompanies CTA’s newest Mother’s Day theme Reflections: The Woman God Sees. The gifts and resources from this theme focus on Isaiah 62:4. Read this devotion today and then, use it at your Mother’s Day tea or luncheon or at any other type of…

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The True History of Mother’s Day

Editor’s note: In two months, we’ll be celebrating Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14). Are you looking for gifts, devotions, or sermon ideas to recognize the mothers and female mentors in your ministry? CTA has lots of choices! Look to our Resource & Idea Center to find FREE downloads like invitations, bulletin covers, and ministry messages. Browse through…

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8 Ways to Plan a Retreat on a Budget

We all know that ministries have tight budgets, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo your women’s retreat this fall.  To help, we’ve compiled a list of eight tips to use as you crunch the numbers. Remember, a meaningful retreat is possible on any budget! To add extra money to your budget, ask participants…

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Soaring at Worka free devotion for Labor Day

In 2007, the government announced it had taken the bald eagle off the endangered species list. That’s great news! Still, many different plants and animals remain on that list. I’ve always wondered whether the endangered species list goes far enough. For example, what about lists for endangered people? Lists like that would include rare individuals…

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Planning a Women’s Retreat for Fall? Here Are 10 Tips

Hosting a women’s retreat is a big job, but CTA offers several resources to make it easier. Here are ten tips for planning a women’s retreat this fall! 1. Try to book a site where women can enjoy God’s creation—walking, sitting outdoors, or singing around a campfire. But be aware of costs. You don’t want to…

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No Condemnationa free devotion for this week’s meetings

Editor’s note: Grace! It lies at the very heart of the Christian faith, bringing pardon to the guilty, peace to the anxious, relief to the burdened, and joy for living day by day. Today’s devotion comes from Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart—a book with 25 readings that each focus on a different facet of…

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