Pacific NextGen Breakout Sessions

2017 Breakout Sessions will be announced soon.
Below are 2016's Breakout Sessions. 

Breakout Session 1 (10:40am - 11:40am)

 

Sanctuary
How to Make your Awana Ministry a Success
Laurie May
Relationship is key, come find out what relationships matter.

Fellowship Hall
Helping Kids with Special Needs
Krista Friesen
Every child is made by God, loved by God and is special to God. We will share ideas on integrating children with special needs in our Clubs and ministries. 

Room 102
Discovering Your Colour
Richard Mallett
Complete this personality test to understand your own personality better & understand others better too!

Room 104
Instilling Grace in Your Elementary-Aged Kids
Mary Skelton
Answers to - What are the characteristics of grade 3-6 kids, What does Grace mean to them, and how can we teach Grace to them?

Room 106
How NOT to Fall Asleep in Worship
Karen Quan
A workshop for teens (or the very youthful at heart) on how and why we may spend more time sleeping in Worship Service than in awe of our incredible God.

Room 201
Getting Beyond Hello with Parents
Joyce Law
You will learn simple conversation starting techniques with parents in order to build relationships so that you can encourage them to be more involved in the spiritual development of their children. 

Room 202
Volunteers: Finding, Engaging and Keeping Volunteers for the Long Haul
Geoff Stewart
Volunteers can be hard to find and harder to keep, but their engagement and commitment will either propel or sink you ministry. Come talk about building a volunteer team that is ready to lead your students for the long haul.

Room 205
Making Scripture Memory Meaningful
Zach Mallett
Our desire is for children to retain what they’ve memorized in God’s Word and put it into action in their every day lives. This breakout session will provide ideas for engaging kids in Scripture memory with the help of videos by Christian comedy duo the Skit Guys.

Room 206
Awana Go Syrian Kids in Lebanon
Domi Doliente & Sean Lee
Learn a brief history of Syria from ancient time to nowadays, and how can we help the refugees in the Syrian Refugees Camps in Lebanon through Awana.

Breakout Session 2 (1:50pm - 2:50pm)

 

Sanctuary
Teachers that Touch Lives
Dennis Quin
A look at the characteristics of a Godly and spiritually effective teacher. 

Fellowship Hall
T&T Transition & Debugging
Seneca Law
Learn about the new T&T curriculum and how to successfully transition to the new T&T material. There will also be a time to ask questions about what other clubs are doing. 

Room 102
Contributing Factors for Club Dysfunction
Richard Mallett
Discuss the health of your club by reviewing some the issues that make for a less than perfect club.

Room 104
Awana Lifeline
Fiona Wu
A glimpse of what God is doing within Awana's Ministry to children of inmates, and our involvement.

Room 105
Developing a Worldview in Children
Andrew Quin
With children being exposed to many belief systems in today's culture - we will look at intentionally instilling a biblical worldview

Room 106
Working Yourself out of a Job
Karen Quan
A workshop for Commanders & Directors considering how to multiply leadership.

Room 201
Teach Like Jesus
Joyce Law
Jesus is the greatest teacher ever, the impact, easy to understand. 

Room 202
Story Over Study
Noel Santos | Download Handout
How leveraging stories can create a life-giving small group experiences. 

Room 205
Taste of Awana LEAD Training
Zach Mallett
Join us to get a taste for LEAD, a leadership development experience, that combines social online learning with a 2-day live event. A newly developed program from Awana, it teaches essential ministry skills for anyone wanting to grow in their leadership abilities.

Room 206
Discipline Tips
Janet O'Leary
Discover principles of discipline in Paul's prayer for the Philippians. Use this biblical foundation to establish discipline guidelines and prevent or respond to common disruptions during a learning time.  

Gym
Preparing for Sparks-A-Rama & Awana Games
Trevor Bishop
This session will help you prepare your club to participate in this fantastic event!

Breakout Session 3 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

 

Sanctuary
Getting the Most out of Handbook Time
Richard Mallett
Are we doing all we can to have an effective Handbook Time or are we only going through the motions week after  week?

Fellowship Hall
Connecting with Parents
Lindy Jankowiak
How can Awana Leaders be intentional with parents at the start, midpoint and wrap up times of the club year? How can we use Awana to reach not only children, but also their parents?  What issues with parents can and do arise and how can we lovingly and effectively respond? Let’s explore these together!

Room 102
Explain the Gospel
Dennis Quin
Understanding the basic message of salvation and how it can be presented effectively to children. 

Room 104
Leading a Dynamic Small Group
Mary Skelton
Be a kid-influencer for dynamic discipleship with the local church.  Be a faithful servant of Christ prayerfully seeks to help kids know, love and serve Jesus Christ our LORD.

Room 105
Learning Styles
Andrew Quin
Children learn in different ways - we'll look at the ways children learn and discuss strategies to make your teaching time work for them. 

Room 106
How to be a Leader 24/7: Living Everyday for God
Karen Quan
A workshop to focus on how and why we need to live streamlined in Christ. Whether we're at church, home or school, I need to carry myself as an example of Jesus.

Gym
Awana Games Director Training
Trevor Bishop
Exclusively for game directors, new and experienced. You will find great value with BC's top Game Director. 

Youth Room
Awana BC Camp Reunion
Domi Doliente
For those who attended the 2016 Awana BC Camp. Yay!