Tagged: Youth

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Together in Service

A unique mission team stood at the front of church as the pastor prayed for God’s blessings to be upon the upcoming mission experience. The youngest member of the team was 10 years old and the oldest was 65. There were two families with elementary school children, a few young nurses, a retired couple, and…

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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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Connect with Youth Where They Hang Out — Online (part 2)

In last week’s post, we talked about the pros and cons of using Facebook as a tool for connecting with youth group members. If you haven’t read that article, check it out! This week, we will look at how to set up a Facebook Group, step-by-step and then talk about the ins and outs of…

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Connect with Youth Where They Hang Out — Online (part 1)

A recent survey of youth ministers brought a growing concern to CTA’s attention. Across denominations, adult leaders are telling us it’s harder and harder to compete with all the other activities in which youth are engaged. As we brainstormed that issue on staff, one thought that surfaced was meeting kids where they are—online. So how…

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Gel Pens & Drama–helping youth grow closer to Jesus through journaling

Editor’s note: This blog is written by one of CTA’s newest authors, Jody Token. She recently submitted a youth journal for us, designed to accompany the theme, Journey to the Cross. It will bless your youth (ages 12-18) at any time of year, not just at Easter. I found my 13-year-old daughter in tears. Even…

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Fun Events to Share Jesus’ Love in Meaningful Ways this Spring

Youth ministry. It’s a new venture for CTA, and we hope to involve you and your church in it. We’ve provided materials for children’s ministry for many years—all at a value price and with free resources to help you use our items to make a bigger impact. We continue to do that. (Check out all…

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