9 Ways to Keep Kids Safe in Your Ministry

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Churches need to have child protection policies. This isn’t an option – it’s a must. Edna Jordan, Director of Child Protection, here at Headquarters, has listed nine guidelines for clubs. Make sure these guidelines are incorporated into your Awana program. continue

7 Ways to Get New Leaders Off to a Great Start

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Children's Ministries are (for the most part) made up of volunteers. And each fall, as a new year of ministry begins, we happily welcome new ones. Unfortunately, sometimes we (veteran leaders/teachers) quench that new leader's enthusiasm by not doing our part in welcoming him to the team. continue

10 Ways Pastors Can Encourage Their Leaders

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1. Let your leaders know that you pray for them. You can mention this from the pulpit, “We need to remember to pray for our Awana leaders.” But you also need to tell them individually. Even if you pastor a large church, you can occasionally mention Awana leaders from the pulpit and in your... continue

8 Great Contests to Start the Year

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Contests are good motivators and can be used throughout the year to get kids on track. ... continue

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