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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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 ...

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 ...
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