As a team, TJ & Kathy Sipes serve as Faith Supported Missionaries to Mississippi.
This Web site brings together resources and information to help churches in this area to run their Awana Clubs ministry more effectively.
An AWANA Grand Prix is an activity designed to allow a clubber to experience the fun of designing, building (with the aid of a parent or other adult) and racing a small wooden car down an inclined track against other clubbers. The car starts out as a small block of wood and is cut, carved, sanded, and painted into a variety of different shapes and colors. There are limits as to size, weight, and design, but within those parameters, the possibilities are endless as to what the clubber can create. A parent or another adult close to the child are highly encouraged to help the child during the designing and building process, as this is half the fun of the Grand Prix, the adult/child interaction. If a child or adult feels they are all thumbs when it comes to working with tools, some clubs arrange workshops or helpers to share their tools and/or expertise.
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Grandparents have incredible power: they are second only to parents in their ability to influence children. The greatest joy and the greatest passion of a grandparent is a grandchild, yet that passion is unleveraged by the church, and under-resourced by the vast majority of family ministries in America.
It is time to change. Time to harness the wisdom, the resources, the energy, the savvy, and the passion of millions of grandparents – to redouble their efforts to be intentional influencers of our youngest generation. Time to envision churches for grandparenting ministry, and to equip the grandparents themselves to better address their desire to see the generations that follow them live for Christ. This seminar is the beginning…