AWANA clubs teach the gospel of Christ to children from preschool through high school. Throughout the program, children are rewarded for memorizing Bible verses and completing character building activities.
Younger children learn through games, crafts, and puppets, which are wonderful learning tools for this age. As they grow, children are introduced to small group interaction, community outreach, apologetics and life application of the gospel.
The AWANA Name:
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 – Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Learning and Growing with AWANA:
Temporary update: To start this year’s club, in accordance with local public health guidelines, and regional bylaws, we are not meeting in person at the church. We will begin with clubbers learning their ‘sections’ at home with the parents/caregivers. Photos of the work completed can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be recorded weekly for each child. This way they can continue their progress towards completing books for the year.
AWANA clubs typically meet weekly. Sessions are run by individuals with a passion for sharing their faith with children. Each AWANA club is a ministry of the church which sponsors it and follows the AWANA approved curriculum. Uniforms are available for the older kids, and the younger children wear vests.
AWANA offers fun, friendship and serious Christian teaching that supports the teaching children are receiving at home and church. Living their faith can be difficult for children, especially as they grow. AWANA provides a comfortable place to learn and grow along with peers who share their faith.
AWANA also reaches out to unchurched youth, providing them with an enjoyable and comfortable introduction to Jesus. AWANA is an excellent choice for parents who would like their children to learn Christian values while participating in a club.