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?

Follow-up Resources

Post-event Survey


We would greatly appreciate your feedback about the CDS and more importantly, how the experience is shaping your thinking and approach to child discipleship. Please click here to complete a short survey to help shape future events and resources to equip leaders to reach kids with the Gospel and engage them in lifelong discipleship.


Helpful Resources


Many of you have asked for quotes, resources, and slides from the last two days. We have curated a list of these resources mentioned by CDS speakers in a handy PDF here.


We also gathered Jon Tyson and Matt Markins for a short audio conversation to recap Day One of the CDS and talk through practical takeaways to implement child discipleship in your local church.


Time of Prayer Next Week


We are committed to gathering passionate child disciplemakers in contending prayer to spark revival and further the Kingdom. Will you join us on Friday, March 4th at 10 a.m. ET on Zoom for a time of prayer?


2022 Child Discipleship Forum


Want to continue the conversation around child discipleship? Take advantage of the lowest price possible and save your seat at the 2022 Child Discipleship Forum today.




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.