Resilient by Valerie Bell and 4 other authors! Plus Giveaway



Title: Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church
By: Valerie Bell, Chris Marchand, Matt Markins, Mike Handler
Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Awana Clubs International
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 2 ounces
ISBN-13: 9781946680648My Rating 


Book Description:

Book Title: Resilient

Sub-title:  Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church
It’s time for a new Conversation.


People are saying the future of the church looks bleak. Voices are crying out that the church is dying. Every week church buildings shut their doors for the last time. It leads to the question, “How can we impact the future of the church?”

Thankfully, in the midst of all the talk, there’s a new conversation that’s emerging. Here it is: Child discipleship works!

The most powerful way to shape the future of the church is to effectively disciple kids who will thrive in a culture that aggressively runs counter to their faith in Christ. But in this season, we must ask new questions. As the world around us is rapidly changing, are the methodologies and assumptions from past decades still working? Is today’s KidMin built to produce disciples who will lead the
church with courage and compassion in a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to the gospel? In order to thrive in this unknown future, our kids will need to be Resilient!

What is Resilient?
Resilient is an honest calling to ask robust questions about the future, it is a timely conversation in the midst of changing cultural landscapes, and it’s a love letter to the church to walk this road of child discipleship together.

Something special begins to happen when KidMin leaders and disciple-makers look beyond the tactics of everyday ministry and begin to focus their energy on the few, key factors that truly contribute to effective, long-term discipleship impact. Resilient child discipleship focuses on three key areas, essential for shaping long-term faith:
• Belonging: Highly relational ministry led by a loving and caring adult
• Believing: Deeply Scriptural ministry rooted in the truth of God’s Word and the power of
the gospel
• Becoming: Experiential ministry, designed to move kids from simulation to real-world
application of faith-based living.

Resilient equips you with an innovative, biblical and proven child discipleship philosophy to build your home and/or ministry around.

Resilient Cover


This is a very different book than most I review. It was published by Awana Clubs International, and this book goes very deep into how to teach your child to be resilient throughout their lives. The book begins by talking about the future of the church, and it raises the question of whether or not kids in today’s world will be equipped to lead our churches in the future. There is so much information in this book that it is difficult for me to explain it without writing a lengthly review. So I am including pictures of the back cover, the contents page and a few more, just to give you an idea of what you are getting.

I agree with this book that we need to better discipline our children about the church, how the act, letting children and teens alike be involved in the happenings and everyday/every week running of the church and all that is involved. This would be a great Bible study for Awana workers, or any clubs, Sunday School classes, etc. where children are meeting. I encourage everyone to check out this book, because most people come on contact with kids at some point.

I would like to thank the author/publisher for a copy of this book. I am not required to write a positive review. The opinions here in this review are totally mine alone. I am disclosing this with my review in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.




 I found this on the Resilient website that explains what this movement is doing better than me.

Our Love Letter to the Church.

As we find ourselves at a crossroads of cultural change, are we adequately preparing today’s kids to be resilient, lifelong disciples of Jesus?

Resilient is an invitation to join the most important conversation in the church and radically reconsider our approach to children’s ministry.






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