CDF 2023 Matt Markins

Matt Markins

Stuck in a Stalemate

Awana President and CEO Matt Markins explains that there is a stalemate between churches and parents, both of whom have an opinion about the faith formation of children. Following his part 1 and part 2 CDF talks from the past two years, Matt presents the data from parents and pastors that surrounds the question, “Whose job is it to disciple kids, anyway?” Once unpacked, he responds with what it will take to change the narrative. It’s a session that will enlighten and inspire you.

Matt is passionate about equipping church leaders to disciple the most fruitful mission field on the planet: children and youth. He is the author of the newly released The Faith of Our Children: Eight Timely Research Insights For Discipling the Next Generation, as well as the coauthor of Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church and Leading KidMin: How to Drive Real Change in Children’s Ministry.

Matt’s previous talks are available on
We’re Using Old Maps (2022)
Shaping the Identity of a Resilient Disciple (2023)