“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52).

The Caravan ministry exists to help elementary-age children become more like Jesus by encouraging their growth in the four specific areas mentioned in Luke 2:52: mental (wisdom), physical (stature), spiritual (favor with God), and social (favor with men).

Caravan is a time for children to learn how they can grow in all areas of their lives. It also helps children develop an appreciation for and understanding of Nazarene heritage and beliefs.

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Caravan Theme for 2013-2014 : Jul 15, 2013

Caravan Theme for 2013-2014

Theme – Fully Trained

Focus – The Caravan ministry is training up future leaders. Leaders who humbly strive to become more like Jesus Christ every day. Fully Trained mentally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

Scripture Focus – Luke 6:40 NIV

Key Memory Verse – The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. (Luke 6:40 NIV)



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: Apr 15, 2013

Dear Caravan Director,

There have been some important changes made to the Caravan ministry and to the award process.

  1. All awards can now be ordered through Nazarene Publishing House. You no longer need approval to order any of the Caravan awards. This includes the Bresee medal. Reductions within the SDMI staff has resulted in a new reality for the administration of Caravan. As a result, the level of administration that had once existed is no longer possible.
  2. Congratulatory Letters are now available as PDF’s for download. Congratulatory letters for all Caravan awards, the Bunker, Winans, Lillenas & Bresee, will no longer be mailed from the Global Ministry Center. These letters are now in PDF form, and are available for download. Go to www.nazarene.org and go the the Children's page, click on Ministries, Caravan, Caravan Award Letters.
  3. No annual fee is required. Due to the changes that have been implemented, the $15 annual fee that had been used to cover the administrative costs and processing of awards is no longer required.
  4. All questions and concerns can still be emailed to caravan@nazarene.org, or directly to me, Dan Harris, at dharris@nazarene.org.

Thanks! – Dan Harris – General Caravan Coordinator