Insight from a Children's Pastor & Awana Commander

A Look Back at 2016

I am thankful for the many who visit this site. As I review the stats from the past year, I am humbled by the many who use this resource. 2016 was a year of change for Awana. There was a change in the CEO of Awana along with changes to the curriculum for T&T and Journey. The stats reflect that these are the issues that many were interested.

The website was visited from over 120 countries, tens of thousands of visits, and a weekly e-mail that is sent out to around 1,300 e-mail addresses.

Here are some lists of the top posts and pages of 2016…


The Top 6 Blog Posts of 2016

  1. My Thoughts on the CEO Transition at Awana
  2. Why I Walked Away from Awana
  3. My Thoughts on the Update to T&T
  4. The Aetherlight: Is it Biblical?
  5. Grace in Action vs. Ultimate Adventure 1
  6. Awana Record-keeping Update for the 2016-17 Year

The Top 5 Pages Visited
These were the same as 2015 which shows what Awana leaders find consistently important.

  1. Resource Downloads
  2. Bible Quizzing
  3. Record Keeping Software
  4. Events
  5. Club Night

The Top 5 Archived Posts

  1. End of the Year Program Idea – Smarter than… (2014)
  2. The Problem with Awana (2014)
  3. How to Prepare for Bible Quizzing (2014)
  4. The Electra-Tarp Awana Game Floor (2011, updated w/ comments)
  5. Is the Harry Moon Book Series Christian? (2015)


What will 2017 hold?

Again this year, I will be blogging from the Children’s Pastors’ Conference, the CMConference, and the Awana Youth Ministries Summit (if you are at any of these events, let me know and say HI!).  I will be blogging about the Awana Vantage Conference as well as keeping you updated with the what’s happening in Awana and other general children’s ministry info. I am also scheduled to be at a couple of the Awana Ministry Conferences coming up in the late summer, early fall. I hope to see many at those conferences.

It has been a good year, and I am looking forward to seeing what God will do with this ministry in the upcoming year. Thank you for being a part. I pray that this site, this ministry, has been a blessing to you.

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