Here are a few Awana videos to help you understand how God is working to change lives through our ministry.

An introductory video explaining more about Awana.

Experience the hearts of passionate kids and leaders as they spread the gospel and God’s Word through the ministry of Awana.

We do our best to raise our children, and when they head out on their own we hope we have left a life-defining, long lasting, spiritual impact.

God is changing the world through the ministry of Awana by equipping leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engaging them in long-term discipleship.

 Helping Special Needs Kids 

These resources and links are provided so that you can help everyone in your church succeed to the best of their abilities.  Please contact us if you have any recommendations or suggestions.  thanks!      help@AwanaMidAmerica.org

References for you to use:  click on the titles to view or download the resource.

Awana for everyone   How to adapt every aspect of your club to meet the needs of the kids.

Serving Children with disabilities  First steps you can take.

Special Needs Workshop   notes from a workshop taught by Janet Boucher, M. Ed, Director Special Connections Ministry & Sign Language Interpreter, Patterson Park Church, Intervention Specialist (HI/Mild/Moderate/Intensive Needs, Beavercreek City Schools, ABA Therapist with Transition to Work Focus

Every Child, Everywhere    notes from an Awana parent with a special son.

How to help young people with specific challenges.  Good advice!

Learning Challenges

Physical Challenges

Behavioral Challenges

ADHD tips

These special-needs labels can be used to help kids accomplish more in their handbooks.  Here are the links:

Labels for T&T handbooks

Labels for Sparks handbooks

Labels for Mission: Grace in Action

These links are provided to help you reach more kids with the gospel of Christ.  Our prayer is that every young person would know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Irresistible Church   The Irresistible Church is designed to help not only shape and transform the heart of the Church, but also to provide the practical steps and activities to put flesh around the heart of the Church.

Disability Matters    To see disability as an organic part of every church, with the belief and understanding that we are all valuable members of the Body of Christ.

The Inclusive Church   Helping Churches Successfully Include Children with Special Needs

Special Needs Ministry   provides a handbook with practical steps and methods to implement this ministry in your congregation

Joni and Friends    dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world

Friendship Ministries    provides resources that support faith formation and congregational inclusion for individuals with intellectual disability

Nathaniel's Hope    dedicated to sharing hope with kids with special needs (VIP kids) and their families

Christian Learning Center Network    promotes the development of people with a variety of abilities and disabilities to live as active, integrated members of their communities

LD Online   provides  information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD

Autism Speaks   promotes solutions and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

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 Now available to help your ministry! 

As missionaries we are continually looking for new ways to serve our churches and clubs.  Here are some resources available now:

The Legacy Coalition  Inspiring and equipping grandparents to be intentional spiritual influencers in their grandchildren's lives.

The Awana Blog   

Truthseekers provides Bible lessons for use in starting a new club or augmenting your existing ministry.

Youth Missions International is a  training organization that empowers young people to continually live and share their faith in Christ in the global communities they serve.

Base Sports equips the local church with sports ministry tools that enact life change and develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Lifeline inspires and equips men and women, families, churches and communities to develop Godly parents.  Lifeline includes the ministries of Returning Hearts, Malachi Dads, Hannahs Gift, and Turn.

Please contact one of the missionaries if you have any questions about these services.