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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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 ...

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 ...
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