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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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 ...
30 Must Have Topics in Your Parent’s Information Resources

30 Must Have Topics in Your Parent’s Information Resources

Summer is the time to plan for fall. Are you working on a Parents’ Information Book or webpage? If you’re in the planning stages, here are 30 po ...
A Story About Me and a Boy

A Story About Me and a Boy

This is a story … … about me … and a five-year-old named Kaden. Kaden comes to our Sparks Club. Wait. I’ll restate that. “Comes” is too soft ...
Why I Love Children’s Ministry

Why I Love Children’s Ministry

I started teaching Sunday school when I was sixteen. I loved teaching children then and I still do. Here’s why. Children are receptive. The Bibl ...
16 Ways to Keep Kids Excited about Awana During the Summer

16 Ways to Keep Kids Excited about Awana During the Summer

The last group of kids leaves the platform on awards night. Everyone had an awesome time over the last Awana year, and now they turn their sights to s ...
Easter — More than Bunnies and Candy

Easter — More than Bunnies and Candy

Kids are surrounded by the world’s view of Easter. Store aisles are crowded with colorfully-woven baskets; green, stringy Easter (a.k.a. plastic) gras ...
Encouraging Parents

Encouraging Parents

We talk about encouraging leaders. We talk about encouraging kids. We talk about encouraging each other. But what about parents? What can we ...
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