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Larry Fowler Honored by INCM with Children’s Ministry Legacy Award

Streamwood, IL 2012 – Larry Fowler, executive director of global training for Awana, received the INCM Legacy Award at this year’s Children Pastor’s Conference in San Diego. Congratulated on stage before an audience of nearly 1,500 by Michael Chanley, president of INCM, Fowler was honored for his continued influence on children’s ministry. INCM’s (International Network [...]

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Awana President/CEO joins new ECFA advisory panel

Awana President/CEO Jack Eggar is among 15 prominent Christian ministry leaders, educators and nonprofit executives just appointed to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) board of reference. ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. [...]

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Returning Hearts Celebration to Reunite 1,000 Kids With Dads at Largest U.S. Maximum-Security Prison

March 28 Angola, Louisiana event will be biggest of its kind in country
STREAMWOOD, Ill. (Feb. x, 2009) – Once deemed the most violent prison in America, the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola will host the nation’s largest gathering of children and their inmate fathers on Saturday, March 28. Returning Hearts Celebration is expected to reunite [...]

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American Teens Lie, Steal, Cheat at an ‘Alarming Rate’ New Study Shows: Awana® and David C. Cook Partner on New Project for Parents, Teachers, and Youth Workers–How to Grow Great Kids

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”—2 Timothy 2:15 News Advisory, December, 2008—(Christian Newswire Service)— In the December 1, 2008 article, “American teens lie, steal, cheat at ‘alarming rates’”, experts revealed the sobering statistics [...]

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Returning Hearts Celebration, the Nation’s Largest Gathering of Inmates and Their Children Proves a Success

Streamwood, IL Spring 2009 -

Once considered America’s most violent prison, the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola recently teamed up with Awana, a leading youth and children’s ministry, to host the nation’s largest gathering of inmates and their kids.

Returning Hearts Celebration reunited more than 540 children and teens with their incarcerated dads for a day of activities and bonding March 28 on the grounds of the Angola-based prison. The annual event provides fathers the

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