Author: Linda Weddle

Linda serves as part of the writing team for Awana. A 30-year KidMin veteran, her insight and influence have shaped the Awana curriculum at all levels. Linda is also a frequent speaker, writer, and workshop leader on issues relating to all aspects of children’s ministry.

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Celebrating Art Rorheim

Celebrating Art Rorheim

Arthur R. “Art” Rorheim, Co-founder of Awana®, a leading global organization ministering to children and youth, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 ...
Christmas Outreach From Around the World

Christmas Outreach From Around the World

Awana kids around the world are sharing the good news of the gospel with their communities this time of year. As we celebrate the birth of Christ in o ...
8 Creative Christmas-Time Serve Ideas

8 Creative Christmas-Time Serve Ideas

The best way to teach our kids to serve others is by example. Even better – how about serving alongside them? Here are some ideas. (Remember, any t ...
8 Fun Christmas-Themed Game Ideas

8 Fun Christmas-Themed Game Ideas

Just a few more weeks until Christmas.  You might be looking for some Christmas-themed games to play in club. Here are eight fun suggestions – some fo ...
Talking with Your Kids About the Houston Flood

Talking with Your Kids About the Houston Flood

The big news story this past week has been the Houston flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey. As a leader (or a parent) you may be wondering how to ta ...
When a Child Trusts Christ …

When a Child Trusts Christ …

The priority of an Awana ministry is to reach kids with the gospel … and to develop lifelong disciples. Building the kind of relationships that all ...
Developing a Parent-Friendly Church

Developing a Parent-Friendly Church

We discuss and blog and chat about kid-friendly ministries and we further discuss and blog and chat about reaching parents. The conclusion? We need ...
Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

A lot of speakers quote the sermons and theological texts of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, but few know he had a lot to say about raising children. Spiritu ...
12 Calendar-Based Themes

12 Calendar-Based Themes

Now’s the time to plan your fall calendar. Here are 12 calendar-based theme nights. (Yes, these are all official, or maybe semi-official holidays.) So ...
Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

The world can be a tough place for kids: abuse, neglect, human trafficking, poverty, abandonment … But for other kids the world is good. They live ...
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