"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the truth
What is “AWANA” ?
“Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed”
AWANA is a gospel centered international children and youth ministry program for ages 3-12th grade. We want to equip church leaders and parents with the tools to train and disciple boys and girls to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. Discipling our children is one of the most important jobs we can be doing for this generation, as they are the future of our church. Our goal is to get as much of God’s word rooted deep into their young hearts, so they can be the next generation to proclaim God’s word to a lost world.
What will my child be doing at Awana?
Each night at Awana, your child will participate in Large Group time; where they will be learning biblical foundational truths straight from God’s Word. Handbook time; where they will be able to recite verses learned that week (2-3 a week for K-5) (1 a week for cubbies and youth) and to interact with their small group leaders. This is where kids are encouraged to ask questions, request prayer and just feel completely loved on by their leaders. Game time; they will learn how to play competitively but still with gracious and loving attitudes. Closing time; where we will hand out any awards kids have earned from previous nights and make any last announcements. Parents are welcome to pop in for those last 15 minutes to watch children receive their awards.
Awards will be earned through the year as your child completes their handbook sections. Cubbies will be earning apple patches, Sparkies will be earning colored jewels, and T and T will be earning chevron patches. Where to place these awards are in the backs of their handbooks.
There will be many fun theme nights thrown in the mix such as crazy hair, crazy sock,and pajama night; so keep a watch out for reminders sent home as the weeks go on.
Your child will be earning Awana bucks each night for things such as bringing their bible, wearing their uniform, bringing a friend, memorizing their verses, participating in special theme nights etc. We will be keeping track of these points through our Awana year and they will be able to redeem them during our AWANA store - twice a year.