Responsibility {Children’s Faith}

The Church / Trends //

last fall, i had the opportunity to shoot a series of videos with awana. i’m a big fan of the folks who work at awana — each one kinder than the other. for their new awana works campaign, they asked a series of questions about faith, and children, the church, and parents.

here’s my response to the question: who’s responsible for the faith of children?

how do you respond? who’s ultimately responsible?

bonus! my awana story {in which i get gushy and a little googly-eyed about my husband}.

and, check out all of the awana works videos here. hint, hint: these would be great conversation starters for staff & volunteers. imagine the discussions!





About the Author

Amy Dolan is founder, leader and blogger for Lemon Lime Kids, a children’s ministry consulting company that seeks to encourage churches to consider a fresh approach to leading and teaching children. Amy started the company in 2005, as a way to empower and encourage fellow children’s ministry leaders, and since that first day has had the opportunity to work with leaders & organizations committed to the spiritual growth of children. Amy believes that the church fully empowered, combined with the commitment of the family, and the compassion of the community has the power to inspire children’s faith for a lifetime. In addition to her consulting work with Lemon Lime Kids, Amy leads the strategic curriculum development for Phil Vischer’s new curriculum What’s in the Bible? (, and serves as Director of LOCAL, a Chicago-area children’s ministry collaborative ( Amy is the former Executive Director for Children’s Ministry at the Willow Creek Association, a former Children’s Ministry Director at The Chapel in Libertyville, IL and a Curriculum Writer for Promiseland at Willow Creek in South Barrington. Amy is proud to be married to her husband Kelly, and loves living in Chicago. Amy blogs at and tweets at @adolan.