Launching a New Club Year

Launching a New Club Year

Launch means to set in motion. When a cruise ship launches, there is much anticipation and celebration as the boat heads into the open sea. As children’s ministry leaders, our club launching should give us the same degree of anticipation and celebration for the year ahead of us. A launch covered with prayer. Does your …

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The Gospel Truth: Review by Brian Dollar

The Gospel Truth Review: Brian Dollar

Few books have impressed me this year more than “The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry” by Awana. This is more than a book, it’s a manifesto. It’s a call to return to the roots of what Children’s Ministry is really all about. When the Founder of Children’s Ministry pioneered this incredible new approach, children were …

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Twenty Million Tweens …

Twenty Million Teens

Twenty million tweens live in the U.S. They talk and text on their own cellphones (78%). They spend hours looking at a screen (8-12 hours a day). They strive to be famous (53%). They are bullied (20%). They spend money (43 billion a year). Tweens are at a sometimes confusing; sometimes conflicting vortex between childhood …

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Ready, Set, Go

Ready, Set, Go

Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:17 I have a confession. I had a really bad habit. I had slid into the habit of checking my phone at stop lights. Just a quick peek to make sure I wasn’t …

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