Here are a few Awana videos to help you understand how God is working to change lives through our ministry.

An introductory video explaining more about Awana.

Experience the hearts of passionate kids and leaders as they spread the gospel and God’s Word through the ministry of Awana.
 

We do our best to raise our children, and when they head out on their own we hope we have left a life-defining, long lasting, spiritual impact.

God is changing the world through the ministry of Awana by equipping leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engaging them in long-term discipleship.

 The Cogleys 

Ken & Melinda Cogley

Awana Missionaries to OH & WV

2789 Lydia Dr. SW

Warren, OH 44481

330-824-9021 office

330-219-7505 cell

KennethC@awana.org

After moving to a new neighborhood in the 4th grade, I was invited to attend Sunday School at a local church.  I enjoyed it and began attending Awana there also.  God used those two activities to prepare my heart to accept the truth of the Gospel.  At age 10 I put my faith and trust in Jesus.

Melinda trusted Christ as her Savior at age 7, and grew up in a Christian home.  As a teen, she helped with Good News Clubs in the neighborhoods of Troy, OH.

Melinda and I met in 1985; in Troy, Ohio when I returned from the military.  We worked with the youth at church as our relationship started.  After we married in 1986 we continued as youth sponsors.  Later, we moved to Northeast Ohio where  Melinda began to serve in Awana as the Cubbies snack lady.  Over the years following she was a Chums and T&T Leader, T&T Director and Sparks Director.  Before our work together as youth leaders, I worked as a Pals Leader.  In 2003 we assumed the Commander position at Old North Church in Canfield.  We joined the Ohio Awana Ministry Team in 2005 with a special interest in Bible Quizzing.  Through involvement with the Ministry Team and the training received while attending Commander College at Awana HQ we experienced God giving us a passion for children's ministry.  Realizing the urgency for reaching boys & girls with the Gospel, we have followed God's call to serve as missionaries to the children, families and churches of Ohio & West Virginia.

Ohio Awana


 

 Now available to help your ministry! 

As missionaries we are continually looking for new ways to serve our churches and clubs.  Here are some resources available now from Awana:

The Awana Blog   http://blog.awana.org/

KidzMatter partners with those who minister to kids and families in the church to make an eternal impact in the lives of those kids and families.  http://kidzmatter.com/

Entrusted, a digital curriculum developed specifically for Tweens; focuses on developing a missionry worldview.    www.entrustedtweens.org

MOVE, provides simple steps to get children's and youth ministries off and running in the right direction.      www.moveyourchurch.org

Homeschool families and co-ops can now purchase Awana Bible memory materials:    www.awanahomeschool.org

Truthseekers provides Bible lessons for use in starting a new club or augmenting your existing ministry.     www.truthseekers-us.org

Youth Missions International is a  training organization that empowers young people to continually live and share their faith in Christ in the global communities they serve.  www.ymimissions.org/

Base Sports equips the local church with sports ministry tools that enact life change and develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.   www.basesports.org/

Lifeline inspires and equips men and women, families, churches and communities to develop Godly parents.  Lifeline includes the ministries of Returning Hearts, Malachi Dads, Hannahs Gift, and Turn.  awanalifeline.org/

ZimZam Global multiplies healthy churches among all peoples through children, youth and families.   zimzamglobal.org/
 

Please contact one of the missionaries if you have any questions about these services.