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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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 ...
Encouraging Leaders

Encouraging Leaders

Paul reminds us that we are to encourage one another. As he wrote to the Romans: … that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both your ...

Small Changes. Big Results.

If you are a reader of our ETL (Equip to Lead) newsletter, you might have seen the short article I wrote about my doorknob. (If you aren’t a reader of ...

Verses to Encourage Ministry Co-workers

Verses to encourage each other in ministry and also a source of encouragement for ourselves. 1 Samuel 12:24 - Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithf ...

The Changing Dynamics of Kids’ Ministry

Ten years ago I directed a Sparks Club at a medium-sized suburban church. We had about 40 kids, many who came from church families. Each week they’d s ...

15 More Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 2)

And here are some more suggestions … Buy gas for someone who wants to go home for Christmas but is low on finances. Supply kids with cardstock, ...

15 Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 1)

Are you looking for some meaningful activities to do with your kids this Christmas? Here are some suggestions. Read a different Christmas storyboo ...
9 Things Your New Volunteers Need

9 Things Your New Volunteers Need

This article was written by our friend Ryan Nelson of Faithlife Corporation. Posted with permission. I recently met with a guy who just started his ...

We Didn’t Know

“Linda, did you see this?” the text read. Underneath my friend’s words was a link to a news’ item. I clicked on the story. I hadn’t seen it, but the ...
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