FALL KICKOFF - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31
AWANA BEGINS - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
AWANA MEETS WEDNESDAYS (September-May) at 6:30 p.m. for PUGGLES, CUBBIES, SPARKS AND T&T; SUNDAYS (September-May) at 5:15 p.m. for TREK AND JOURNEY
Awana is a globlal, nonprofit ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. Awana is a nondenominational ministry that assists churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him.
How does Awana fulfill this mission? Through God's guidance and power, Awana strives to:
The weekly Awana club is comprised of three segments: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Large Group Time. During Game Time, boys and girls play games on a unique Awana Game Square. In Handbook Time, children work through age-appropriate handbooks memorizing Bible verses and doing activities about missions and community service. They earn awards based on their work. The final segment, Large Group Time, consists of singing, Bible stories, and lessons based on Christian principles.
Besides weekly meetings, other Awana activities occur throughout the year. AwanaGames and Sparks-a-Rama competitions bring area churches together to compete in games. Bible quiz meets allow kids to test their knowledge of scripture. The clubbers craft wooden Grand Prix cars and compete in races.
- Reach kids - Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love, and serve Him.
- Equip leaders - Awana equips ministry leaders and parents to reach and disciple kids who impact their generation with the gospel.
- Change the world - God is at work changing the world through evangelism and long-term discipleship ministry of Awana.
Preschoolers (3 by Aug. 1-Pre-K)
Bible-centered handbooks and club activities help your children begin to build a solid understanding of the basics of Christianity at an early age. This is fun with a purpose. Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform each evening into a lively experience where fun and learning go hand in hand. Cubbie Bear, Timothy, Luvie Lamb, and Katie Collie take preschoolers on a thrilling journey through God’s word. This program supports parents as the primary source of spiritual nurturing.
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
This age appropriate curriculum is designed to build on the material taught in the preschool club, taking youngsters a step deeper into God’s Word. This will give them regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. The handbooks feature: Basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible. Along the way Sparky, the firefly, encourages boys and girls to learn verses and complete assignments throughout the three handbooks.
3rd- 6th Grade
Are your kids ready for the Ultimate Adventure and Challenge? Awana has created an exciting third through sixth grade program entitled Truth & Training. The name T&T reflects our desire to teach clubbers the truth of God’s Word and to train them to serve God in their daily lives. T&T follows a sequence of handbooks titled the Ultimate Adventure series (3rd/4th grade) and the Ultimate Challenge series (5th/6th grade) featuring a group of fictitious Awana clubbers that go on various adventures. The curriculum communicates to children that the ultimate adventure is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The handbooks teach kids about God, Jesus, salvation, the Bible, Christian living, church, relationships, home and family and the end times.
Awana Youth Ministries has launched a curriculum that challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they are asking in middle school:
- Who am I?
- Why am I here?
- Who's with me?
By allowing students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions for themselves as we allow them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.
9th - 12th Grade
Journey establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God's Word, mobilizing them to love with godly perspective and evident faith.
All AWANA activities meet from September to May. Cubbies, Sparks and T&T meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Trek and Journey meet on Sunday evenings from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Children's Ministry Leader