AWANA stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15. The goal of the AWANA ministry is to teach children who Jesus is, help them to learn the Word of God, and train them to apply the Bible's teachings to their lives. It is our desire to partner with parents in training children to know, love and serve God.
AWANA meets every Wednesday evening from 6:15 - 8:15 p.m. during the school year for children ages 3 - 6th grade.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2017-2018 year. Volunteering for our Children's and Student Ministries mid-week activities guarantees placement for your child(ren) . We would love to have you join our team and help us ignite a passion in the Next Generation to follow Jesus!
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Volunteer registration will begin on June 26. Volunteers will receive a link to register their child(ren).
Open registration will begin on July 10 and end on August 11.
2017-2018 AWANA Calendar
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Below is a listing of the different AWANA groups. Click on a group to learn more.
Truth & Training (T&T) – 3rd through 6th grade
Sparks - Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Cubbies – 3-5 years old (and potty trained)
The beginning of the Cubbies song is “We are AWANA Cubbies, we’re happy all day long!” These Cubbies are always excited to learn about God’s Word. The Cubbies club focuses on the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word. It is an absolute joy to listen to 3-5 year olds recite Scripture.
Director: Angela Lehman
Cubbies Book Calendar 2016-17
Puggles – 2 ½-3 year olds
This club is for AWANA volunteers only. These sweet little ones will be learning all about what God has made and how He loves each and every one of them. Questions? Connect with Jenn Markette
Frequently Asked Questions about Awana
Are you new to AWANA this year? Or are you confused about something in the AWANA ministry? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions, and see if that helps!
What are "shares"? And what is the Awana store?
Shares are earned by clubbers to purchase items in the Awana store about two times each year. Clubbers earn shares by completing handbook sections, participating in Theme Nights, wearing their uniform, bringing their Bible, bringing a friend to Outreach Nights, and may receive shares for exhibiting outstanding character during club time (at leader's discretion). The Awana store is a designated room where the clubbers are able to spend their shares for various fun items that they can take home. If your child brings home some fun items after an Awana night, don't worry: it was probably because they spent the shares which they earned at the Awana store!
A Theme Night is an Awana evening where Sparks and Truth & Training clubbers are encouraged to dress up or do something according to a certain theme. Theme Nights include "Who Is Your Hero Night?" on where clubbers can dress as their favorite hero (real-life or make-believe) and "Give Thanks Night" on where clubbers can bring a thank you note for their Awana leaders. Participating in a Theme Night earns each clubber one share they can spend later at the Awana store. Birthday Nights are a night when birthdays and half-birthdays that occur during that month are recognized by a club leader. All of our Awana Theme Nights are described on our Awana Calendar.
Does my child need a uniform? Or a new uniform?
If a child is new to Awana or has moved up into a new club, they need to receive a new uniform in order to receive the patches and jewels that they earn. However, a uniform is not required to participate in a club. A uniform can be purchased by completing a purchase envelope and paying with check or cash and submitting the payment envelope to the Awana Welcome Desk.
Have questions or looking for more information? Contact Jenn Markette, AWANA Ministry Coordinator 317.875.0282 x 173.