Blog

This page lists our most recent posts, but we have more great content available!

Just type in your search term using our site's search box in the upper right corner above. Articles and blog posts associated with your search will appear in the Articles tab on the results page!

  • The Way Home
    The Way Home
    11-07-18
    By Jane Fryar In all kinds of ways, this time of year evokes thoughts about the road home. Where does that road lead you? In my own heart, the road home will always lead across a windswept I...
    Read More »
  • Count Your Blessings - a Thanksgiving party for kids!
    Count Your Blessings - a Thanksgiving party for kids!
    11-06-18
    By Gail Marsh There’s still time to host a Thanksgiving event for kids. CTA has everything you need! Start by choosing the best time to hold your hour-long event. Would the Friday or Sa...
    Read More »
  • A Child Is Born - a free Advent devotion
    A Child Is Born - a free Advent devotion
    11-05-18
    They say that clothes make the man. In other words, what you wear tells the world who you are. Kings wear stunning robes. Beggars wear tattered rags. Doctors, nurses, and police officers all w...
    Read More »
  • Faith at Work
    Faith at Work
    10-31-18
    By Alison Zeller In early 2018, Barna Group launched a survey of more than 1,400 employed Christians. Their goals were to find out what work means to believers, to see how believers blend thei...
    Read More »
  • Count Your Blessings - A Thanksgiving Activity for Families
    Count Your Blessings - A Thanksgiving Activity for Families
    10-30-18
    By Alison Zeller The Sunday before Thanksgiving, plan to host a family Sunday school event. Ask the parents to stay with their children and begin with this activity: As the families walk int...
    Read More »
  • In the Stillness - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    In the Stillness - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    10-29-18
    By Jane Fryar The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress (Psalm 46:11 ESV). “How many times do I have to say this?” If you’re a parent or teacher, you ...
    Read More »
  • Thanks-Living Tips for Early Childhood Ministry
    Thanks-Living Tips for Early Childhood Ministry
    10-24-18
    By Gail Marsh Teaching children to be grateful can sometimes prove challenging! That’s because children (just like adults) are by nature self-centered because of sin. So how can teacher...
    Read More »
  • Be a Spark in the Dark - a free fall festival devotion
    Be a Spark in the Dark - a free fall festival devotion
    10-23-18
    Before you begin, find a light source to use - a small flashlight or candle and matches. Also, mark Ephesians 5:8 in your Bible so you can easily find it and read it to the children. What is ...
    Read More »
  • No Collection Record - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    No Collection Record - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    10-22-18
    By Gail Marsh Have you ever collected anything? Very young children often collect stuffed animals. Young adults may collect video games and CDs. Some adults get enjoyment from collecting sta...
    Read More »
  • Want Thriving Volunteers? Get to Know Them!
    Want Thriving Volunteers? Get to Know Them!
    10-17-18
    By Kathryn Featherstone Our ministries are powered by volunteers. Sometimes we feel the need to simply fill volunteer slots, delegate, and then let them do their thing. But as leaders, if we ...
    Read More »
  • 5 Simple Bible Literacy Tips for Children
    5 Simple Bible Literacy Tips for Children
    10-16-18-BLOG
    By Alison Zeller Last month, we started a series of blogs focused on Bible literacy. Throughout the series, we are defining Bible literacy in this way: “Bible literacy is knowing the co...
    Read More »
  • Travel Checklist #2: Contacts - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Travel Checklist #2: Contacts - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    10-15-18
    By Tim Wesemann Technology has made keeping track of our contacts easy. Smartphones, tablets, and laptops make it possible to take our contact list along with us wherever we go. What a blessi...
    Read More »
  • Real Talk for Christian Veterans
    Real Talk for Christian Veterans
    10-10-18
    The opening paragraphs of CTA’s Real-Life Encouragement for the Military Community are powerful: Thank you! That must be the starting point for any book intended for the military com...
    Read More »
  • FREE Christmas Resources for Kidmin
    FREE Christmas Resources for Kidmin
    10-09-18
    Children’s ministry leaders have raved about CTA’s FREE Christmas resources in the past, and this year, CTA won’t disappoint. Everything is back again for this Christmas! Fr...
    Read More »
  • Overflowing Hearts - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    Overflowing Hearts - a free devotion for this week's meetings
    10-08-18
    By Gail Marsh Quickly pour a carbonated drink into a glass, and almost immediately, the glass overflows! More and more bubbles erupt and run over, even after you’ve stopped pouring! Th...
    Read More »