22 Child Discipleship Summit

February 23 & 24. 2022

Charleston, SC

Just when we think we are gaining our footing, another cultural shift unfolds as we strive to regain our balance. But what is it, exactly? And why are the waves crashing at an increased frequency?

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We are now experiencing… Children’s Ministry in a Post‑Christian Culture.

  • Rapidly Changing Culture

  • Child Disciple-Making

  • Forward in Collaboration

Child Discipleship Drives the Future of the Church

According to The Barna Group, a person’s worldview is primarily shaped by age 13. We tend to talk about the student-church-dropout-rate as if it’s a youth ministry issue. But if a human’s worldview is largely formed by age 13, isn’t this more of a children’s ministry conversation? This is why some children’s ministry leaders have begun asking a strategic question about the future:

Are we adequately preparing today’s kids to engage the culture and lead the church of 2050?

Event Details



Embassy Suites by Hilton Charleston Airport Hotel & Convention Center

Charleston, SC

February 23-24, 2022


Summit registration includes event attendance and meal meals for both days


Booking lodging through the Embassy Suites room block includes a reduced nightly rate, $5 parking, a free airport shuttle (only two miles away) and internet access




Send an email to our team at summit@awana.org

Child Discipleship Summit Registration

Join us in South Carolina! $199/person

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.

Matthew 19:14

The Child Disciple-Makers Coalition

Hosting a gathering like this isn’t possible without generous, like-minded partners. To help reduce your expenses, the organizations below have each come together to make this conversation happen. We can’t wait for you to be a part of it. See you at the Summit!

About Awana

The Child Discipleship Summit has been organized by Awana. To many in North America, Awana is known as a “mid-week ministry” to children and youth. The reality is that Awana is a leader in global child and youth discipleship in 128 countries in a variety of curricula and leader equipping networks. Awana partners with ministries like Compassion International, World Vision, and numerous denominations in over 65,000 churches (11,400 of them in North America) engaging 4.7 million children and students weekly.