Tag: early elementary

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Step Up to Leadership

“I don’t know how to tell you this, but my husband was transferred to the California office. We’ll be moving in a few weeks and that means I can’t be ...

Helping Kids in an Upside-down World

One of the aspects of planning for a ministry year is to be prepared to know what to say in case of a traumatic event. Because we live in a upside-do ...

A Plan for the Gospel

Or actually, let's call this A Plan to Share the Gospel. Because the truth is we can’t plan for someone to respond to the gospel. Children (and adult ...

10 Verses to Help You Plan a New Club Year

Yes, this is June. Yes, we have several weeks before the new ministry year - but what better time to evaluate, to plan and to engage with our leaders ...

9 Ways to Connect This Summer

The end of the Awana year ... for eight months you have nurtured, encouraged and discipled these kids. Unless you attend the same church, you won't s ...

Welcoming Children with Special Needs

They are welcome at Awana: the teen in the wheelchair, the T&T kid who struggles with reading and that Sparkie who can’t control his actions … Th ...
6 Things I Love About Our KidMin Staff

6 Things I Love About Our KidMin Staff

As a children’s ministry leader, you spend countless hours slaving away on details for your audience of eight year-olds. Most of whom will rarely expr ...
Kid Training

Kid Training

Our lives are saturated with training opportunities. The mail includes advertising brochures on conferences and seminars offering training on every s ...
Time Out? What About Time In?

Time Out? What About Time In?

Any book, speech. seminar or DVD on discipline talks about giving children Time Outs for misbehavior. Most of us agree that a Time Out administered in ...
Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

Charles Spurgeon on Children’s Ministry

One of our most popular posts on the Life Threads blog so far was this one – quoting Charles Spurgeon and his thoughts on Children’s Ministry. A lot ...
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