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 How To Strengthen Your Children's Ministry 

Pastors & ministry directors!    We have resources to help you in your ministry.   Your missionary is always here to help:

Select your club here for specific resources designed for your age group:

Record Keeping references plus achievement cards for all clubs!    Go to the Record Keeping Page.

Verse Count

Here is a count of all the memory verses in each handbook.

We provide links to lots of other resources that will help you reach more kids with the gospel.   Check out our links page:

Links to Other Resources

Effective kids ministry will focus on two things:  Fruit and Fun!   Spiritual fruit is represented by kids trusting Christ as Savior and lives being changed to exhibit the fruit of the spirit.  Having Fun is attractive to both kids and adults!   Once you have a strong ministry more good things will happen:  more kids will want to attend.  More parents will be attracted to your church.  More funds can be raised for missions.  More adults will want to serve and be part of the excitement.  More kids will become faithful to the Lord, building the next generation of leaders.   A strong kid's ministry is the framework, built on the foundation of Christ, providing the structure to accomplish great things for the kingdom!

Your Role as a Ministry Director  this document with help you get started as a leader of the Awana clubs in your church.

Here are Five Things You Must Get Right to have a strong ministry.

How to be an Effective Small Group Leader    Workshop notes from an experienced leader.

Here are lots of ideas for making your ministry stronger.  Also check out the pages for gospel resources, Bible memory resources, and game time resources.   Contact your missionary for advice and assistance; we are always here to help!

Discover Your Child's World    Developmental Characteristics of Children & Youth compared to the Master Life Threads taught in Awana Clubs

Here are Ten Standards of Excellence that will help every person in your church reach more kids with the gospel of Christ.  Plus the information below provides some practical ways you can achieve a more fruitful ministry, whether you are a parent, a pastor, a ministry director, or a children's worker.

What Can I Do To Reach More Kids With The Gospel?

What Can I Do To Emphasize Learning the Bible?

What Can I Do To Attract More Kids?

What Can I Do To Encourage Adults to Serve?

What Can I Do To Reach Families?

What Can I Do To Maintain Discipline?

Ideas to Help Your Ministry

Service Opportunities    Ways to get young people involved in serving the Lord.

Prayer & Planning Meetings   Move forward together for a stronger ministry.

Planning for the Fall   Greet your returning kids by making September special!

Thanksgiving How to incorporate thanksgiving into your ministry.

Christmas Celebrations   The best time of year to share the love of Christ!

Winter Specials    January and February can be prime-time celebrations!

Easter Ideas   Beyond the basics, make this special day extra-special for your kids.

SpringTime!   Ideas to help you celebrate Spring and finish the year strong!

Awards Night   Some ways to make your end of year ceremony better.

A Dozen Ways to Celebrate a Great Year!

Celebration Ideas for Your Awards Presentation

Summer Specials   Lots of ideas to stay connected during the summer months.

Outings  Special times beyond the meeting night for fun and fellowship.

Overnights & Camping     Build positive relationships with your kids.

How To Plan and Implement a Contest 

Contests and Outings    more ways to encourage kids!

Contest Ideas    53 ways to build excitement!

Building With Contests    helping kids achieve through healthy competition.

Planning and Implementing Special Events

Theme Nights from A-Z   from Louise Curtis in Kentucky

Theme Nights with Games   from Kathy Garay in Ohio

More Theme Nights!    107 ideas you can use this year

Even More Theme Nights!   you can never have too much fun.

Help!  I'm Out of Ideas!   special occasions and incentives

Themes to Attract Clubbers   Everyone likes to have fun!

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Gospel Verses

1st Corinthians 15:3-4  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Revelation 4:8b   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Romans 3:23   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8   But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.