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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A Plan for the Gospel

Or actually, let's call this A Plan to Share the Gospel. Because the truth is we can’t plan for someone to respond to the gospel. Children (and adult ...

10 Verses to Help You Plan a New Club Year

Yes, this is June. Yes, we have several weeks before the new ministry year - but what better time to evaluate, to plan and to engage with our leaders ...

9 Ways to Connect This Summer

The end of the Awana year ... for eight months you have nurtured, encouraged and discipled these kids. Unless you attend the same church, you won't s ...

Can Young Elementary Kids Serve in Church?

Yes, of course they can. Here are some suggestions. * Picking up litter after church – drop candy wrappers, discarded worship folders, etc. * Colle ...

12 Thoughts About Middle Schoolers

Today I interviewed Dale and LuAnn Klein, a couple who has worked with middle school kids for decades (as Awana leaders) … and still continue to do so ...

Missions-Minded in a Chaotic World

Bad News. Good News. We live in a chaotic world. We know it and, unfortunately, our children know it too. Yes, we can do our best to isolate them fr ...

Take a Course in “Kid” This Summer

Summer. Time to fire up the grill, jump in the pool, hike up a mountain, listen to a concert in the park, watch a ballgame … and prepare for Awana. Y ...

Little Kids. Big Truths.

For fun I asked a group of preschoolers if they had any plans for the summer. Guess what? They did. *Play with my dog. *Go to the water park. *Go ...

25 Unique Theme Nights

Zebra Night? Thunder Night? Amusement Park Night? One way to keep your Awana program fresh and exciting is by adding new and different themes to your ...

Superhero Heman – No – Not THAT One!

The Bible doesn’t give us many examples of good parenting. A few weeks ago, I posted a brief bio of Jochebed who (along with her husband) earned a pla ...
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