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Encouraging Parents

We talk about encouraging leaders. We talk about encouraging kids. We talk about encouraging each other. But what about parents? What can we do to ...

15 More Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 2)

And here are some more suggestions … Buy gas for someone who wants to go home for Christmas but is low on finances. Supply kids with cardstock, ...

15 Ways to Make Christmas Meaningful (Part 1)

Are you looking for some meaningful activities to do with your kids this Christmas? Here are some suggestions. Read a different Christmas storyboo ...

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 ...

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 ...
10 Reasons You Should be an Awana Leader

10 Reasons You Should be an Awana Leader

Today our guest is Marc Fry, Director of His Generation (the Children and Student Ministry)  at Westbrook Christian Church, Bolingbrook, Illinois. Mar ...
4 Tensions of a Digital Parent

4 Tensions of a Digital Parent

I’m a digital parent. By “digital parent” I mean that I am part of the first generation whose lives are characterized by digital immersion. I’m 33 - ...
12 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Year in Awana

12 Ways to Help Your Child Have a Great Year in Awana

A new ministry year is about to begin for your children. How can you make this be his/her best year yet? Have you … … told them how glad you are that ...
Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World

Raising Stable Kids in an Unstable World

As I drive to work, I listen to the news: Fighting in the Middle East, more casualties in Afghanistan, several killed in Chicago (including a young gi ...
Spaghetti Spirituality

Spaghetti Spirituality

… an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions, and constant friction a ...
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