Awana office will be closed until January 7th. We look forward to serving you in the New Year!
Le bureau d'Awana sera fermé jusqu'au 7 janvier. Nous sommes impatients de vous servir dans la nouvelle année!

NextGen Vancouver Program

Updated October 18, 2018.

9:00 am

WORSHIP AND WELCOME

Sanctuary

(YOUTH TRACK participants join Worship and Welcome)

9:30 am

MAIN SESSION #1

Keynote Speaker: Jon ImBeau

YOUTH TRACK #1

Prioritizing Faith in a Busy World
Karen Quan | Chapel

A look at how we can balance church, school and life in an increasingly busy world. 

10:15 am

BREAK

 

10:30 am

MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Children in Crisis
Andrew Quin | Room 201

Looking at what our kids are facing in their world, what’s shaping their worldview, and what we, as teachers, can do to share the Gospel and teach for spiritual growth.

Including Students with Disabilities in Your Children's Ministry
Veronica Verigin | Room 206

Ever wonder how to involve students with a range of disabilities in your ministry? We'll discuss how to overcome barriers to having every student participate. We'll focus on reaching every student with the Gospel.

Kid-Full Worship
Hannah Liu | Room 105

A look at the importance of worship, why we incorporate worship into the children's ministry setting, and our role as leaders through the lens of glorifying God. 

Lesson Lab: Ever wondered how to plan a lesson?
Kelly Madland | Room 104

Ever wondered how to plan a lesson? Or in need of some new ideas? Listen and share about different strategies. We will all go home with lots of new ideas.

Recruiting Volunteers that Stick It Out!
Melonie Boser | Room 102

Do we need to approach how we recruit and keep men involved differently than women in Kid’s Ministry? We'll explore different strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers for the ministries in your church.

Strategies for Developing Young Leaders
Eric Provost | Room 202

Understanding how to develop and encourage young leaders is very important. The last thing we want to do is to discourage, scare a new leader or even worse, have them leave! Let's talk about the progression of building up a confident leader and how we should be pouring into their lives. Multiplying solid Christian leaders in our ministries, communities and our country is the goal.

The Craft of Storytelling
Jon ImBeau | Sanctuary

(YOUTH TRACK participants join Morning Breakout Sessions)

11:30 am

MAIN SESSION #2

Speakers: Leigh McGough, Eric Provost, Jon ImBeau

YOUTH TRACK #2

Leading Change
Chris Lam | Chapel

This seminar is intended to challenge your perception of leadership and (hopefully) inspire you to lead change without necessarily being in major leadership positions. 

12:30 pm

LUNCH

Gym

 

1:15 pm

MAIN SESSION #3

Keynote Speaker: Jon ImBeau

YOUTH TRACK #3

Team Building and AwanaGames
Tim LeeShirley Tong, Gabriel Chan | Chapel

2:00 pm

AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Developing Biblically Focused Kids in an Unbiblical World
Andrew Quin | Room 201

Intentionally teach and instill a biblical worldview in the kids who you minister to, counteracting the beliefs that are prevalent in today’s culture.

Discipleship and Spiritual Growth for Sparks
Joyce Law | Room 105

Learn about a three-prong strategy to help elementary students grow their heart for God.

Including Students with Disabilities in Your Children's Ministry (Encore)
Veronica Verigin | Room 206

Ever wonder how to involve students with a range of disabilities in your ministry? We'll discuss how to overcome barriers to having every student participate. We'll focus on reaching every student with the Gospel.

Recruiting Volunteers that Stick It Out! (Encore)
Melonie Boser | Room 102

Do we need to approach how we recruit and keep men involved differently than women in Kid’s Ministry? We'll explore different strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers for the ministries in your church.

T&T Update: Making a Successful Transition
Seneca Law | Room 104

Learn about the new material, how to transition, and tips to reach T&T kids with both a highly scriptural and highly relational ministry. 

Thinking Outside the Box with your Awana Ministry
Mike Strain | Room 202

A look at some non-traditional ways of using Awana including outreach style clubs, shorter formats, Sunday morning, using the Essentials books, and sport camps.

YOUTH TRACK #4

Leadership Skills and Your Personality
Leigh McGough | Chapel

3:00 pm

MAIN SESSION #4

Session Leader: Leigh McGough

(YOUTH TRACK participants join Main Session #4)