Category: Awana Blog

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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 ...

Recruiting: It’s Not What You Know

My first summer leading children’s and student ministries was painful. School ended the week after we taught on Exodus…and, no kidding, then all my le ...

Stress Out or Stock Up? Gear Up for Next Year

This article originally printed in KidzMatter Magazine (July/August 2013). Reposted with permission. “I’ll be right back!” Ever uttered this infamo ...

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 ...

Ready? Set? Recharge.

If you're like me, you race through each day. It's just one sprint after another. Slowing down or stopping to recharge may be necessary but it can als ...

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 ...

Who’s Counting?

When I was a kid I had a glass jar full of pennies. Some were shiny and new. Others were tarnished and old. I loved pouring them out on my bed, lookin ...

Welcoming Children with Special Needs

They are welcome at Awana: the teen in the wheelchair, the T&T kid who struggles with reading and that Sparkie who can’t control his actions … Th ...

3 Stories to Share About Your Children’s Ministry

My teenage son and I attended our children’s ministry’s year-end celebration this week. We’ve both served in various roles for several years. It’s fun ...
What’s at the Heart of Kidmin Worship? + 3 Ideas

What’s at the Heart of Kidmin Worship? + 3 Ideas

When I was a kid I thought worship meant one thing – singing. Our church typically sang a couple choruses each week, but it was clear that the congreg ...
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