Category: Leaders

Awana Leaders

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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 ...
9 Creative Ideas to Help Your Leaders Finish Strong

9 Creative Ideas to Help Your Leaders Finish Strong

When do runners typically tucker out and what does it take to finish strong? I don’t like running all that much, but I’ve done it enough to discover w ...
There’s Something in the Water

There’s Something in the Water

Leaders, particularly those in children's and youth ministry, step up to serve in response to God. Why else would they invest so much time into other ...
It’s More Than Volunteer [Recruiting]

It’s More Than Volunteer [Recruiting]

Most pastors and ministry directors cringe when it comes to volunteer recruiting. It often feels like a never-ending effort with limited return. Year ...
Are You Disciple-Dreaming or Disciple-Making?

Are You Disciple-Dreaming or Disciple-Making?

I loved gazing toward the sky as a child (and still do). I’d look for planes flying by and puffy clouds forming off in the distance. It was always fun ...
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