Category: Local

Reach Kids Local

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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 ...
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” ...
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 ...

Having a Heart of Compassion for Unreached Kids

Last year, Mike Handler and Bethany Cook got to sit down and talk with Wess Stafford about his story, partnerships between Awana, Compassion Internati ...
It’s More Than Scripture [Memory]

It’s More Than Scripture [Memory]

“I’ve heard of Awana. That’s the midweek Scripture memory program for kids, right?” When church leaders say something like this to me, I usually ...
It’s More Than a Game [Square]

It’s More Than a Game [Square]

Did you know there’s ongoing confusion about the famed Awana Game Square? I asked several people this week, all longstanding leaders in Awana, about t ...
Know, Love, Serve…the World (Part 5 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…the World (Part 5 of 5)

It’s week five of five! Thanks for joining our “know, love, serve” journey on the Awana blog this month. Our prayer is that children and youth all ove ...
Know, Love, Serve…Families (Part 4 of 5)

Know, Love, Serve…Families (Part 4 of 5)

The Gospel goes home with every kid and teen that’s reached by the ministry of Awana. We regularly hear stories of moms, dads, brothers, sisters, gran ...
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