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

Larry Fowler receives the 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 of Children’s Ministry)mission is to train, motivate, encourage, network and resource Christian leaders who minister to children. They have been reaching out to children and teen leadership for over three decades.

Chanley noted that he and the INCM board look for evidence of humble service and personal integrity in the lives of leaders around the world in children ministry.  They all felt Larry was the prefect candidate for this award. “We look for evidence of generational impact. Especially when it is clear this impact has moved forward into the next generation.”

Leadership at INCM has been aware of Larry and his imprint on children’s ministry worldwide for some time. Chanley referred to Larry’s footprint  around the globe when he said, “His foundational work in the former Soviet Union and ongoing service in the United States, amongst other places, is and has created a legacy. “Larry was totally unaware of his honoring until Michael Chanley, president of INCM called him forward during a large corporate session.

This year’s conferences in San Diego and Ft. Lauderdale drew 1,500 to 2,000 attendees at each site. Workshops varied ranging from such topics as “Leveraging Social Media to Connect to Parents” to “The Blueprint for a Children’s Worship Experience.” The larger session times brought out such well known authors and speakers as ministry veteran Jim Wideman and Phil Vischer of Veggie Tales and Jelly Telly fame. Music and worship was lead by Go Fish and Denver & the Mile High Orchestra.

Fowler is currently supporting his latest book Rock Solid Volunteers, published by Gospel Light book publishers. In it, Fowler unpacks the story  of Nehemiah and the rebuilding of the wall in the Old Testament and the importance of families all working together as volunteers. The book is getting great reviews as the topic is timely and addressed biblically and practically.

For more information on Larry Fowler or to set up an interview contact: Media Relations manager, David Bunker, .

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