22 Child Discipleship Forum

September 22 & 23. 2022.

Nashville, TN or Online.

2022 Child Discipleship Forum Speakers

John Mark Comer

Practicing the Way

Rebecca McLaughlin

Apologetics & Culture

Derwin Gray


Andy Crouch


Catherine Hwang-Jin

Children's Ministry & Research

David Kinnaman

Barna Group

Matt Markins


Trillia Newbell

Moody Publishers

Carl Trueman

Grove City College

Sam Allberry

Immanuel Nashville

Cindy Bultema


Sam Luce

Redeemer Church

Andrew Peterson

Musician & Author

Shelly Melia

Dallas Baptist University

Ray Ortlund

Renewal Ministries

Teasa Northern


Melanie Hester


Modern Day Cure


The Church has a child formational crisis.

Entertainment, relevance and moralism have proven insufficient to form lasting faith in our children.

Jesus, the Gospel as well as recent research are clear: the most effective way to impart faith to our children is child discipleship. But how?

Join like-minded speakers and attendees to discuss, pray and pursue more robust and purposeful child discipleship in our churches and homes.

Join Us 2023

Join Us in Nashville or Online

Come solo or gather your leaders for the most intentional conversations about child discipleship you will have all year.

The Forum is complete with thought provoking talks, intentional conversations and live prayer and worship alongside thousands of others passionate about child discipleship.

Join Us 2023
  • Leading Voices On culture, children & local church ministry

  • New Practical Research Surprising results unveiled by Barna & Awana

  • Strategy & Resources Learn how to Biblically disciple kids in a changing culture

  • Community & Belonging Connect with like-minded leaders in this critical conversation

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

Event Details

Liberty Hall

The Factory at Franklin

Franklin, TN

September 22 & 23, 2022

Have questions about the event? Visit our FAQ page.


Thursday, September 22nd

7:45 AM    Online: login opens

8:00 AM    Online: Pre-Show (exclusive for online attendees)

8:00 AM    In-Person: Doors Open

8:30 AM    Session 1

10:25 AM    Break

10:45 AM    Session 2

12:15 PM    Lunch (exclusive content for online attendees)

1:30 PM    Session 3

3:25 PM    Break

3:45 PM    Session 4

5:30 PM    End of Day 1

Friday, September 23rd

7:45 AM    Online: login opens

8:00 AM    Online: Pre-Show (exclusive for online attendees)

8:00 AM    In-Person: Doors Open

8:30 AM    Session 5

10:40 AM    Break

11:00 AM    Session 6

12:20 PM    Lunch (optional exclusive content for Online Attendees)

1:35 PM    Session 7

3:30 PM    End of Day 2

All times are listed in Central Time and are subject to change. A two-hour delayed broadcast will be available to those participating online.


Contact us at forum@awana.org

About Awana

The Child Discipleship Forum 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 134 countries in a variety of curricula and leader equipping networks. Awana partners with ministries like Compassion International, World Vision, and numerous denominations in over 68,000 churches, engaging more than 5 million children and students weekly.