Category: Leaders

Awana Leaders

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Talking with Your Kids About the Houston Flood

Talking with Your Kids About the Houston Flood

The big news story this past week has been the Houston flood as a result of Hurricane Harvey. As a leader (or a parent) you may be wondering how to ta ...
Fishing Season: Are You Looking for Volunteers?

Fishing Season: Are You Looking for Volunteers?

Today I recorded a video for a church in Georgia because it’s fishing season. In the next few weeks, all across the United States, Awana leaders will ...
When a Child Trusts Christ …

When a Child Trusts Christ …

The priority of an Awana ministry is to reach kids with the gospel … and to develop lifelong disciples. Building the kind of relationships that all ...
Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

Are Your Kids Aware of the World Around Them?

The world can be a tough place for kids: abuse, neglect, human trafficking, poverty, abandonment … But for other kids the world is good. They live ...
A Story About Me and a Boy

A Story About Me and a Boy

This is a story … … about me … and a five-year-old named Kaden. Kaden comes to our Sparks Club. Wait. I’ll restate that. “Comes” is too soft ...
What’s at the Heart of a True Awana Leader?

What’s at the Heart of a True Awana Leader?

The ministry of Awana looks similar, yet different, all over the world. No two churches, even ones in the same country or city, run their child/youth ...
Why I Love Children’s Ministry

Why I Love Children’s Ministry

I started teaching Sunday school when I was sixteen. I loved teaching children then and I still do. Here’s why. Children are receptive. The Bibl ...
It’s More Than a Kid’s [Club]

It’s More Than a Kid’s [Club]

Awana is historically known for being a world-class midweek children’s and youth ministry. In many settings, at least for insiders, “Awana” and “club” ...
Fill Your Children’s Ministry with First Responders

Fill Your Children’s Ministry with First Responders

Kids are drawn to first responders. They see police officers, EMTs, firefighters, doctors, and even soldiers, as heroes. Many view teachers, coaches, ...
Our World Needs More Easter Leaders

Our World Needs More Easter Leaders

Children’s and youth leaders may guide kids and teens from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, but does that make them Easter leaders? This weekend, hund ...
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