Kick Off Rally 2022

Valerie Bell

Speaking Schedule


Tuesday 8/30 9am:  “Resilient Discipleship-Growing Fearless Faith” 1:10 of teaching time. To leaders/volunteers who work with elementary and middle school students.


Tuesday 8/30 7pm: “What is Your God Story? What is God Forming in you?” Session with parents and mentors of our Joy El High School 4.12 Leadership Training Program Students. (50 minutes teaching time)


Wednesday 9:30am Lancaster County: “Resilient Discipleship-Growing Fearless Faith” 1:10 teaching time (These volunteers, in this and the following two sessions, fill similar roles in the Bible Adventure/CIA program as the first session. They simply live in a different location.)


Thursday 8/31 9am York County: “Resilient Discipleship-Growing Fearless Faith”



Our 2022 Bible Adventure/CIA theme is “Fearless Faith”. This year’s speaker, Valerie Bell, will bring her wealth of children’s discipleship experience.


Bell Family portraitValerie and her husband Steve have two grown sons, and six beautiful grandchildren.

Valerie Bell is an award-winning author, global children’s activist, and sought-after speaker. In 2012 Valerie joined Awana®, bringing her leadership, calling, and passion to join the efforts of Awana in reaching children and youth all around the world. In her most recent book, Resilient: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church. Valerie challenges church and ministry leaders to disciple today’s children and youth as they will become the leaders of tomorrow’s churches, communities, and culture.