Author: Dan Lovaglia

Dan Lovaglia is an author, speaker, and children’s ministry catalyst at Awana. He is passionate about propelling relational discipleship forward in the lives of kids, families, and leaders through the local church. He and his wife live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with their two fantastic teenage sons and rescue dog Rookie.

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It’s More Than a Game [Square]

It’s More Than a Game [Square]

Did you know there’s ongoing confusion about the famed Awana Game Square? I asked several people this week, all longstanding leaders in Awana, about t ...
Know, Love, Serve…the World (Part 5 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…the World (Part 5 of 5)

It’s week five of five! Thanks for joining our “know, love, serve” journey on the Awana blog this month. Our prayer is that children and youth all ove ...
Hey Mom and Dad…You’re Missing a Marriage Vow!

Hey Mom and Dad…You’re Missing a Marriage Vow!

Reflections on For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House by Patrick and Ruth Schwenk “Parenting is hard enough. I’ll r ...
Know, Love, Serve…Families (Part 4 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…Families (Part 4 of 5)

The Gospel goes home with every kid and teen that’s reached by the ministry of Awana. We regularly hear stories of moms, dads, brothers, sisters, gran ...
Know, Love, Serve…Leaders (Part 3 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…Leaders (Part 3 of 5)

Did you know the ministry of Awana is reaching over 3.5 million children weekly around the world? God is using more than 450,000 equipped leaders acro ...
Know, Love, Serve…Kids (Part 2 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…Kids (Part 2 of 5)

This is my second blog post in a five-week series (read Part 1 here). Our prayer is that children and youth all over the world will come to know, love ...
Know, Love, Serve…Christ (Part 1 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…Christ (Part 1 of 5)

During November I’ll be publishing a five-part blog series on the theme “know, love, serve.” Each week you’ll be presented with the opportunity to exp ...
Beyond AMC: You Need LEAD!

Beyond AMC: You Need LEAD!

Did you and your team of leaders make it to a local Awana Ministry Conference this fall? If yes, you encountered the value of The Great Connection in ...
The Art of Constructive Conversations

The Art of Constructive Conversations

This article originally printed in KidzMatter Magazine (September/October 2016). Reposted with permission.   It was Sunday at 9:05 AM. ...
Give ‘Em Your Best Ministry Multi-Tool

Give ‘Em Your Best Ministry Multi-Tool

Most ministry leaders are familiar with Paul’s declaration in 1 Corinthians 11:1. He says, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” Thi ...
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