Discovery Land Blog

Survey Says...

Jessi Borchardt - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Jump start your Sunday's "Do Right" point by creating a quick, kid-friendly survey that students can respond to as they enter your Discovery Land. All you need are pit balls and two containers for students to vote their opinion. In the second picture, you can see that the question is actually hung from the ceiling.

Sorry for the blurry pictures...Discovery Land is a busy place on Sunday mornings and they were taken on the run!

Sample questions:
Do you believe in Miracles?
Was Jesus really perfect his whole life?
Is the Bible 100% true?
Do all people believe in Jesus?



Mystery Coolers

Jessi Borchardt - Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Technology is extremely helpful in communicating efficiently with a group of volunteers. But do you find yourself crafting emails filled with inspiring vision, important ministry details, and prayer requests...only to have volunteers show up without having read them?

"Mystery Coolers" is a fun tool that helps us boost the number of volunteers who open and read their ministry emails.

About once a month, we fill up a cooler with a snack or treat, and place it in the out-of-the-way location. In that week's email, we let our volunteers know that it's "Mystery Cooler" night and add in a clue as to what's in the cooler.

Example: This week the mystery cooler can be found in the kitchen. You bring so much "Pep" to our ministry. Thank you for reading your weekly email!

Note: They are instructed to keep the location under wraps: it's only for those who actually read the email!

This year's mystery coolers will include:

Pepsi - You bring so much "Pep" to our ministry...Thank you for reading your weekly email and not allowing tonight to be a mystery to you...

M&M's - Many Many thanks for reading your weekly emails.

Bubble gum - Thanks for sticking with us during fall kick off

Orange Crush - It's time to CRUSH the enemy! Thanks for faithfully serving!

Small Pringle cans - Thanks for multiplying yourself by making disciples of Jesus.

St. Patty cookies - It's way beyond luck that you serve in Awana...Thank you for obeying God's calling on your life to serve.

Keeping Score

Jessi Borchardt - Monday, July 07, 2014
It’s no secret that kids most kids love a healthy competition! This simple tube and bucket contraption can be made and used to keep score during game time, review games, etc. The balls in the buckets give a clear visual that keeps kids engaged and excited.