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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 ...
Developing a Parent-Friendly Church

Developing a Parent-Friendly Church

We discuss and blog and chat about kid-friendly ministries and we further discuss and blog and chat about reaching parents. The conclusion? We need ...
Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

A lot of speakers quote the sermons and theological texts of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, but few know he had a lot to say about raising children. Spiritu ...
12 Calendar-Based Themes

12 Calendar-Based Themes

Now’s the time to plan your fall calendar. Here are 12 calendar-based theme nights. (Yes, these are all official, or maybe semi-official holidays.) So ...
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 ...
30 Must Have Topics in Your Parent’s Information Resources

30 Must Have Topics in Your Parent’s Information Resources

Summer is the time to plan for fall. Are you working on a Parents’ Information Book or webpage? If you’re in the planning stages, here are 30 po ...
Five Wiser Ways to Get Awana on Your Pastor’s Radar

Five Wiser Ways to Get Awana on Your Pastor’s Radar

Many senior and associate pastors love that Awana is part of their church’s children’s ministry. Some do not. This may surprise you, especially if you ...
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 ...
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