Six-year Outcome Effects of Former Timothy-Award Recipients
Christian Education Journal
We conducted 24 interviews in a phenomenological qualitative research study in as part of appraising the perceived residual outcomes of the AWANA program. Our sample consisted of individuals who were Timothy award recipients 6 years prior to the data collection. Two prominent themes were evidenced through analysis of the participants' transcripts. The first centered on the former Timothy recipients' cognitions concerning the people with whom they interacted during their AWANA experience. These related to the relationships they recalled from their AWANA days. The second theme focused on the memorization that was accomplished in order to receive the Timothy award. Overall, participants believe it was a worthwhile endeavor and profitable for their long-term spiritual development.
Awards, qualitative research, memorization, Christian education, church work with children, spiritual formation
Firmin, M., & Clemans, A. J. (2010). Six-Year outcome effects of former Timothy-award recipients. Christian Education Journal, 7, 52-69.