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.
The heartbeat of Awana is reaching children around the world with the good news that Jesus Christ loves them and can save them from sin. Each week, more that one million boys and girls in over 110 countries attend Awana clubs where they play games, memorize Bible verses and listen to Bible stories. From preschool to high school, children and youth have fun while being taught the Word of God.
The weekly Awana club is comprised of three segments: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Council 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 ranging from patriotism to community service. They earn awards based on their work. The final segment, Council Time, consists of singing, Bible stories, and lessons based on Christian Principles.
Besides weekly meetings, other Awana activities occur throughout the year. Awana Games competitions bring area churches together to compete in games. Bible quiz meets allow kids to test their knowledge of scripture. There are also special outdoor activities for kindergartners through sixth graders. The third through sixth graders craft wooden Grand Prix cars and compete in races.
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, Luv E. Lamb, Ern E. Elephant, Zip E. Zebra and Gigi Giraffe 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? 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 four handbooks titled The Ultimate Adventure Series 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.
Middle school students were asked, “What’s your biggest question about God and the Bible?” Trek takes real questions from real students and answers them from the Bible in a relevant, engaging way.
9th - 12th Grade
Students today face endless challenges and pressure in their walk with Christ. They need direction. They need encouragement. They need tools that will show them how to boldly follow the Savior every day, week and all year round. Journey 24-7 will equip your young person to make their Christian walk a lifelong adventure 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The program features an energetic look, enhanced content, life application and an emphasis on scripture memory. The program also provides incentives for achievement that can lead to scholarships at a number of Christian colleges around the country.
All AWANA activities meet from September to May. Cubbies, Sparks and TNT 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.
Click on the picture below to download the AWANA registration form.
Children's Ministry Team Leader