Today we are joined by Matt Markins. Matt serves as the President and CEO of Awana, a global leader in child discipleship. As a leading researcher in child discipleship and children’s ministry, Matt has commissioned nine research projects since 2013, including a study conducted by Barna Group called, “Children’s Ministry in a New Reality.” He’s the co-author of three books, most notably “RESILIENT: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church.” He’s also the co-founder of the Child Discipleship Forum and D6 Conference. Matt appreciates art and carpentry, and enjoys travel and long breakfasts with his wife, Katie. He and Katie have been involved in children’s ministry for more than 25 years and spend their time in Nashville with their two sons.