Category: Awana Blog

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This . . . Across My Desk. Four And Five Year Olds In The News.

This . . . Across My Desk. Four And Five Year Olds In The News.

There was a lot of clutter noise in the world this week: pampered American Olympic swimmers behaving badly in Brazil (and lying about it,) political ...

10 Things I’ve Learned about Teaching Kids

I’m not pretending there’s anything scientific about this or even that these are “results based on a survey.” These thoughts are based entirely on my ...

Ten Tips for Giving Large Group Lessons

Changes aren't always major. Small changes can also make big differences in the dynamics of your club.  Here are some simple tips for large-group l ...
In Praise Of One-Armed Trumpeters (What I Said When I Said “Yes!”)

In Praise Of One-Armed Trumpeters (What I Said When I Said “Yes!”)

Lately I’ve been asked a lot of similar questions: “Has it been hard?” “Are you overwhelmed?” “Are you feeling exhausted? Since taking the leade ...

Step Up to Leadership

“I don’t know how to tell you this, but my husband was transferred to the California office. We’ll be moving in a few weeks and that means I can’t be ...

Where is Jessica? The Global Adventures of an Awana Alumni

Follow the Monthly Global Adventures of an Awana Alumni As we start the great adventure connecting Awana Alumni, we have been blown away by the storie ...
7 Tips to Strengthen Awana Families This Fall

7 Tips to Strengthen Awana Families This Fall

Here at Awana we get a lot of inquiries about how children’s ministries can serve families better. It’s great to hear that children love being part of ...

How Sticky is Your Ministry Plan?

My family and I recently returned from a week away, and I’ve got to say, there’s a big difference between weekend getaways and summer vacations. It’s ...
Minimal Love = Minimal Ministry …Let Love Lead

Minimal Love = Minimal Ministry …Let Love Lead

This article originally printed in KidzMatter Magazine (January/February 2014). Reposted with permission. Getting started in children’s ministry is ...

Helping Kids in an Upside-down World

One of the aspects of planning for a ministry year is to be prepared to know what to say in case of a traumatic event. Because we live in a upside-do ...
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