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“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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Annual Theme 2016-17! : Jul 15, 2016

Dear Caravan Director,

Caravan is turning 70 this year. The annual theme for 2016-17 is CELEBRATE and the key memory verse is "Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away from it" (Proverbs 22:6 NIrV). To download a PDF and JPG file for this theme, visit  and look at the top of the right narrown column. 

Remember, 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. This includes the Bresee medal.
  2. Congratulatory Certificates are now available as PDF’s for download. Congratulatory Certificates for all Caravan awards, the Bunker, Winans, Lillenas & Bresee, will no longer be mailed from the Global Ministry Center. These certificates are now in PDF form, and are available for download. Go to and go to the Children's page, click on Ministries, Caravan, Caravan Award Certificates.
  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 be emailed to Bill Rolfe at