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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Remembering the Forgotten Children

The sun was shining and the breeze warm, that day as I sat at a picnic table talking to Jeff Gilpin (Awana missionary to northern California). We were ...

12 Tips for a Parent-Friendly Church

We often talk about kid-friendly churches and we often talk about reaching the parents of the kids in our ministries. Therefore, parent-friendly chur ...

12 Suggestions for a Fantastic Facebook Page

Awana might be over for the summer, but you can keep in contact with your leaders and families through Facebook ... and of course, continue Facebook t ...

7 Things a Student Leader Needs to Know

As the Awana year comes (or has already come) to a close, you start to think about next year ... and the several eighth graders who will be in high sc ...

6 Virtual Fieldtrips

Wait a minute! Virtual fieldtrips in children’s ministry? Why not? Technology is opening up more and more opportunities all the time. Let’s make use ...

Take a Break. Study a Verse.

Summer stretches before us, a time to be refreshed as we look forward to the 2015-2016 club year. Maybe next year will be your second year in Awana, o ...

Trek 2 Is Coming

Last year Awana released an all-new middle school curriculum. The first year, Trek 1: His Story, is an overview of the Bible so students have an under ...
Reaching Kids One Scoop at a Time

Reaching Kids One Scoop at a Time

A few months ago, we shared a blog post written by Tom Chilton, a dad who wrote about the value he saw in Verse-a-Thon as he watched his daughter get ...

Jochebed — A Mom with a Mission

This Sunday is Mother’s Day when the kids of the world draw one-of-a-kind pictures, design cards, plant flowers and make (somewhat edible) breakfasts ...

God Made Kids To Wiggle

I was out to dinner with my son and his family and while the three-year-old was not being disobedient, he was a constant center of motion. Under the s ...
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