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:
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, and the younger children wear vests on which they display their church club registration numbers and awards earned.
Awanas 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. Awanas provides a comfortable place to learn and grow along with peers who share their faith.
Awanas also reaches out to unchurched youth, providing them with an enjoyable and comfortable introduction to Jesus. Awanas is an excellent choice for parents who would like their children to learn Christian values while participating in a club.
The newest addition to the Awana program, Puggles teaches toddlers 4 of the most basic precepts of Christianity.
The program can be used in conjunction with Awana club time or in a nursery or Bible study child care and includes take-home cards so parents can reinforce the lessons.
Cubbies for preschoolers is geared for fun and introducing them to God's word. Cubbies encourage these little ones to begin to make scripture a part of their lives through parent-child activities.
Sparks is dedicated to friendship building, and the gospel message for K-2nd graders, Sparks teaches children about Jesus through games and introduces small peer-group interaction.
T&T (Truth & Training)
This program focuses on evangelism and discipleship for 3rd-6th graders, T&T leads children into a deeper relationship with God and teaches them to reach out to others through mission projects.
Trek focuses on answering questions in a creative way for middle schoolers; Trek is a newly designed program to teach the gospel in a way that is relevant to today's tweens.
Journey provides 21st-century applications for high schoolers, Journey gives teenagers and an in-depth course in God's word and teaches them to live it daily.
Find an Awana Club
To find an Awana club for your child, check with some of the churches in your area (many in our area place banners outside at the beginning of each Awana year) or check the Awana ClubFinder on their website.