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Relational Children’s Ministry Book

Ready to Reset?

Children’s ministry has the power to change the lives of kids and families. Unfortunately, it’s not always clear that the work a person does with kids is really making a lasting difference. In fact, research over the past decade has revealed an alarming lack of long-term growth as children progress through their faith communities.

Relational Children’s Ministry seeks to reverse this trend by equipping children’s ministry leaders with practical tools to disrupt the status quo approach to discipleship with children and realign their ministries for greater long-term impact.

See what other kid-influencers are saying

Jim Burns
Jim Burns, PhD
President, HomeWord

“Dan Lovaglia is a major leader in the children’s ministry movement. His emphasis on churches partnering with parents to help kids thrive spiritually is right on target. Dan is a leader, excellent communicator, as well as lives out what he speaks and writes about. ”

Matt Guevara
Matt Guevara
Executive Director, International Network of Children’s Ministry

“Relational Children's Ministry resets the framework for the most vital ministry within the church today. Drawing upon his journey and passion for making disciples, Dan Lovaglia demonstrates why the Biblical truth of kidmin discipleship cannot remain on the backburner and he guides church leaders back to the center where kids and families can grow together in vibrant faith”

Nancy J. Kane
Nancy J. Kane, L.C.P.C.
Associate Professor, Moody Bible Institute

“Relational Children’s Ministry is a gold mine of wisdom and practical resource for any church wanting to deepen and develop their children’s ministry to ensure long lasting impact. Dan draws from years of his own personal journey in children’s ministry and concisely delivers a model and vision for what churches can do to meet the unique needs and demands of this generation of children. This book will challenge and encourage you to grow in your own personal life and to think differently about ministry to children and what it can be. ”

Heidi M. Hensley
Heidi M. Hensley
Children’s Pastor at Bayside Church

“In the world of children’s ministry, there are so many voices trying to guide today’s ministry leader to what should command the most time in our churches. Dan does an excellent job of saying what most of us are thinking when it comes to discipleship, but then takes it a step further with compellingly clear information and guidance to implement effective plans in our ministry.”

Dr. Gary M. Burge
Dr. Gary M. Burge
Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College

“This is perhaps the most sobering and inspiring book on children’s ministry to date. Dan Lovaglia comes to his subject with impressive experience and extensive research. He troubleshoots children’s ministries and provides concrete recommendations for helping the church bring genuine discipleship – lifelong discipleship – to children who will grow and mature into tomorrow’s leaders. This is an “essential read” for anyone working with children in the church today. ”

Meet the Author

Meet the Author

Dan is the director of Leadership Development at Awana. With 15 years pastoral ministry experience, he is committed to intentionally equipping kids, families and ministry leaders to know, love and serve Christ. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry from Moody Bible Institute, and a master’s degree in evangelism and spiritual formation from Wheaton College. Prior to joining the Awana team, Dan served as Discipleship Teaching & Content Director at Willow Creek Community Church. He and his wife Kate live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with their two teenage sons.

Follow his adventures on Twitter & Instagram: @DanLovaglia

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