Author: Chris Marchand

Chris Marchand is the Executive Director of Children's Ministries at Awana. Chris has over a decade of experience serving as a pastor in the areas of children, youth, and family ministry. Chris has three master’s degrees in the areas of church ministries, religious education, and professional ministry. He is a husband, a father, a curriculum architect and creator, and a Star Wars enthusiast.

Unexpected Dads

Unexpected Dads

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 4.   I became a dad long before I had kids of my own. As ...
Free Download! 11 Ways to Care for Your Soul

Free Download! 11 Ways to Care for Your Soul

Over the past year, I have spent a lot of time traveling across the country and asking many children’s and youth ministry leaders to choose one word t ...
Redefine the Win in Discipleship

Redefine the Win in Discipleship

Ask any professional athlete, and they’ll tell you that championships are won because of discipline, sheer talent and also because of 99.9% of what ha ...
Free 3-Part Easter Devotional

Free 3-Part Easter Devotional

Do you ever long for slow? Life can come so fast and each of us can become easily swept up in the fury of activity as we live out our day-to-day routi ...
3 Tips for Helping Kids Finish their Handbooks

3 Tips for Helping Kids Finish their Handbooks

When I was a leader, I had a room full of boys working on their handbooks. Only a handful of them made consistent progress on their handbooks. Several ...
3 KidMin Leader Resolutions

3 KidMin Leader Resolutions

It’s resolution time! Yep, it’s that time of year again. Maybe you’ve already crafted one or two resolutions for the coming year. Maybe it’s ...
Spiritual Health During the Holidays

Spiritual Health During the Holidays

“Okay… stand clear… Shocking… Beep. Beep. Beep. Shock delivered. Start compressions.” If you have ever had to use an automated external defib ...
Excuse Me, But Can I Make a Change?

Excuse Me, But Can I Make a Change?

I like Legos! Even as an adult, I still find time to play with Legos either by myself or with my daughter. Like some homes, we have a Lego® bin in our ...

Seeing the Dramatic Results of the New T&T

https://www.facebook.com/AwanaHQ/videos/10154228117446440/   Though we have yet to see all that God will do thru the new T&T program, I wan ...
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