Category: Parents

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How to Talk About the Election With Your Children

“Daddy! That person is bad and if they become president, it will be terrible!” This political commentary was delivered to me while driving my kids to ...
5 Ways to Get the Gospel Home

5 Ways to Get the Gospel Home

At its core, the ministry of Awana is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls out the chasm of sin that exists between God and people – ...
Your Kids Have X-Ray Vision

Your Kids Have X-Ray Vision

Tommy showed up at church just in time to lead his group of 4th grade boys. He’s faithfully led in children’s ministries for years. It’s the highlight ...
The Spiritual Power of Road Trips

The Spiritual Power of Road Trips

Let’s Hit the Road My teenage son and I recently returned from a last-minute, end-of-summer, 900-mile road trip. We hopped in the car and headed due ...
First In, Last Out Leadership

First In, Last Out Leadership

“Why are we always the last to leave?” Kids in church leadership families ask this question every week. They typically don’t mind showing up early to ...

Are You Prepared for Your Teen’s Questions? What Jonah Taught Me

“There are seasick bags on all the tables,” is not what you want to hear as you board a boat to go whale watching. On the day of the outing the weath ...

Want to Avoid a Meltdown? Tips for Transitions with Young Kids

“It’s time to leave!” are four words that can trigger a meltdown in any preschooler. Planning ahead can be a lifesaver, especially when you have young ...

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 ...

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 ...
Awana Parent Survey Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

Awana Parent Survey Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

In January 2015, Awana sent out a survey across its social media channels inviting Awana parents to participate in a survey. The goal of the survey wa ...
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