Tagged: youth group


Gifts for Graduates

How are the graduates in your ministry feeling as the big day draws closer? Confident? Shaky? Excited? Confused? Maybe a mixture of it all? Reassure these graduates that God will always be with them—no matter what their future brings! With a meaningful graduation gift from CTA, they’ll feel the hope, clarity, and encouragement they need…

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ThanksLiving for Kids

It takes a lot of perseverance to train children in consistently saying “thank you” at the appropriate times. Even more than just speaking the words, we want our children to truly be thankful. Only with the help of the Holy Spirit can we cultivate grateful and contented hearts, but as teachers and parents, what we…

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5 Ways to Kick Off a Great Year of Sunday School

As we approach Labor Day, many churches are making plans to start a new year of Sunday school. Some ministries refer to the first Sunday of classes as “Rally Day” and plan special ways to celebrate the day. Don’t have much time to plan? Here are five simple ways to incorporate Rally Day celebrations into…

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Teaching Kids to PrayTips for All Ages

A Christian once said, “Satan trembles when we pray.” This must certainly be true! Prayer brings us closer to God, reaffirms our faith, and comforts our hearts—trampling right over Satan’s devious ways. It’s never too early or too late to teach a child to pray. Don’t know where to start? Here are some simple tips…

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2 Science Experiments with a Bible Connection

Are you looking to add a “wow” factor to your classroom object lessons? Bringing in a science element could help you do just that—and facilitate some deeper learning at the same time. Check out these two examples. Build your own tornado (Bible reference: Mark 4:35-41) Use this basic science experiment to illustrate the storm that…

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Planning a Send-Off for College Freshmen

In the coming weeks, soon-to-be college freshmen will be leaving the comfort and familiarity of your church to transition into an entirely new environment at college. They’ll be living on their own, making new friends, and—hopefully—doing their own laundry. This transition brings up mixed emotions for students—excitement, pride, anxiety, fear, and sadness, just to name…

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Boredom-Busting Activities for Summer

In just a few weeks, we’ll close the books on another school year. The kids will finally be free! But all this elation has a short shelf life. Before long, all of those kids who were bouncing off the walls with energy will be sulking around the house, muttering those dreaded words: “I’m bored.” That’s…

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