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  • Growing Community in Your Church
    Growing Community in Your Church
    01-16-19
    By Kathryn Featherstone The woman who leads the kitchen and hospitality ministry at our church recently made a comment that captures the heart of growing community: “For anyone wh...
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  • Personalized Promotion for Your Kidmin Program
    Personalized Promotion for Your Kidmin Program
    01-15-19
    Each children’s ministry event is a great time for fun and learning about Jesus. But, it’s also a great time to promote your kidmin program! CTA’s Custom Connections offe...
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  • Questions - free devotion for Lent
    Questions - free devotion for Lent
    01-14-19
    By Rodney L. Rathmann But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive ...
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  • Your Go-To Guide for a Fresh Workspace in 2019
    Your Go-To Guide for a Fresh Workspace in 2019
    01-09-19
    By Gail Marsh To rev up your enthusiasm for ministry this New Year, consider the basics. We’re talking the basic basics - your physical work environment. Choosing to upend your offic...
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  • 5 New Year's Resolutions for Kidmin
    5 New Year's Resolutions for Kidmin
    01-08-19
    By Alison Zeller 2019 is here! What do you have planned for the new year of kidmin? As you consider the upcoming year, don’t simply focus on the things written on your calendar. C...
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  • Death and Glory - a free devotion for Lent
    Death and Glory - a free devotion for Lent
    01-07-18
    “A picture is worth a thousand words,” they say. But I think they have seriously underestimated the value of a picture. There are some pictures you will never be able to put into w...
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  • Off to a Great Start!
    Off to a Great Start!
    01-02-19
    By Gail Marsh Did you get what you wished for this Christmas? Retailers hope your wish list originated with their advertising campaigns. Online ads. TV and radio commercials. Mailed adver...
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  • The Name That Means Love - a free children's devotion for Valentine's Day
    The Name That Means Love - a free children's devotion for Valentine's Day
    1-1-2019
    (Before you begin, cut a large heart and a large cross from construction paper. For each child, prepare a goodie bag, like this one from You are God’s One-of-a-Kind Valentine. ...
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  • A New Year of Worship - a free devotion to start 2019
    A New Year of Worship - a free devotion to start 2019
    12-31-18
    By Tim Wesemann The Christmas season is glorious - but busy! Through the many events, especially the special worship services, our Lord comes to us in powerful and life-changing ways. No...
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  • A New Year of Smiles
    A New Year of Smiles
    12-26-18
    By Tim Wesemann Blessings on the upcoming New Year! I pray you had a wonderful journey to the manger celebrating the birth of the Christ Child. As our Lord leads us into 2019, we give th...
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  • God's Promise Came True - a Christmas devotion for kids
    God's Promise Came True - a Christmas devotion for kids
    12-25-18
    “A promise is a promise!” Have you ever heard that or said that? What does it mean? (Invite one or two volunteers to comment.) When we say, “A promise is a promise!” ...
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  • A Prayer for Christmas Eve
    A Prayer for Christmas Eve
    12-24-18
    Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from Shaped to Serve, a devotion book for Christian teachers, volunteers, youth workers, and anybody else who serves the Lo...
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  • Listen to the Voice of Love
    Listen to the Voice of Love
    12-19-18
    By Kathryn Featherstone Merry Christmas, friends! During this busy ministry season, I want to invite you to be still for a moment. When I think of Christmas, my heart is drawn again and ...
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  • Jesus Is the Sweetest Gift - a free Christmas devotion for kids
    Jesus Is the Sweetest Gift - a free Christmas devotion for kids
    12-18-18
    Be sure to have a classic candy cane at your side before you begin. What’s the most exciting part of Christmas for you? Some people enjoy finding the Christmas tree, bringing it home, a...
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  • Glad Tidings, Great Joy - a free devotion for Christmas
    Glad Tidings, Great Joy - a free devotion for Christmas
    12-17-18
    By Jane Fryar “I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people” (Luke 2:10 KJV). This Scripture verse has become the basis for dozens of Christmas carols...
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