(Updated Nov. 20, 2015)
I have asked Awana missionaries questions that seem to surprise them. I have stumped Awana customer service with questions about products. Some people refer to me as the ultimate resource for anything that is Awana and now I am going to share the secret to my knowledge of Awana.
Keep in mind that I am not an employee of Awana. I do not volunteer at Awana Headquarters or the Warehouse. I don’t even live in the Chicago area. I am not an Awana missionary nor do I have a red phone that connects me directly to Art Rorheim, Jack Eggar, Larry Fowler or any other “key” Awana personnel. I am someone who serves in the local church as a commander. A typical leader, just like thousands of others across the U.S. (and the world).
So here is the secret:
- I frequently visit Awana.org
- I frequently visit the A.R.T. area of the Awana web site – This is a great place to keep up to date with what Awana is doing. From the new club clinic, to clip-art, the area has what you need to help you stay informed and run your club at its optimum performance.
- Follow Awana on Twitter – this is how I found out that the New Awana @ Home Kit was available and in stock (or would be soon). I was so quick to order that I stumped customer service who wasn’t aware it was available. 🙂
- Follow Awana on FaceBook – a place to interact with others though most of the info about new things I have found to be tweeted and not always on the FaceBook Page.
- I subscribe to the various e-mail newsletters provided by Awana – a note in the inbox every now and then to keep me informed.
- I serve with Awana missionaries – okay, this may not be one that everyone can do, but some of you can. Contact your local Awana missionary and see how you can serve along side of them as they serve your region. It is very rewarding.
I admit, there is no BIG secret as to how I gain knowledge as to what is happening in Awana. I encourage you to use the resources available to keep informed as to what is happening in Awana. The purpose of my site, the CommanderBill.net Community, is not to replace, or compete, with the Awana website, but to be a compliment to it to help people network and to help their clubs be all that they can be, and all God would have them be.
Don’t be alone in ministry. Use, and be a participant, in all of the resources and tools available to you from Awana – and from me 🙂