Larry Fowler Executive Director of Global Training spoke on: Recalibrate
What’s your job in Awana? It is not a Spark’s leader, etc… but to get the Word of God into the heart of a child
Simply reciting the verse is not the target.
Remembering is a better target
Target is not long term memory, it is the heart
Less Recitation – More Memorization
More recitation – less remembered
Neither: We want to get As much of God’s Word as we can – As deep in the heart of a child as we can – In as many children as we can (from BTO)
3 things to recalibrate
1) Recalibrate the target – not recitation, not remembering, but the heart
What is your target?
2) Recalibrate the Aim
Get closer, it improves your aim, build relationships
– love them
– show emotion
How to aim for the heart:
– Teach meaning
– Ask questions
– Encourage repetition
3) Recalibrate your tools
Use props, Music CD’s, 3×5 cards (flash cards), anything to help them get it deeper.