What does AWANA stand for?
AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" This sentence is based on a verse in the Bible: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that need not be ashamed, because he can rightly handle the Word of Truth.” (2 Timothy 2:14) In other words, Awana is a Bible-based program that helps children & young people learn about God and His plan for their lives.
What age groups can benefit from Awana?
Cubbies - Pre-school Sparks - K- 2nd grade Truth & Training - 3rd-6th grade Trek & Journey - grades - 7th - 12th
Awana meets during the school calendar year on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm.
1) Games: Awana has created a wide range of games which promote team co-operation as well as healthy competition. 2) Handbook Time: Clubbers “advance” through their handbooks by memorizing Bible passages as well as answering life-oriented questions. Then, during Awana “Handbook Time”, an adult will check the child’s progress. 3) Council Time: “Council Time” gives a child an opportunity to sing fun & lively songs, listen to fun kid-oriented devotion that keeps their attention, & helps them apply what the Bible teaches to their lives. 4) Awana Store: Each Awana clubber earns “Awana Shares” by means of wearing their uniform, participating in games and completing handbook sections. These shares can then be used to buy items in our Awana Store. The store is open every other month. (Kids use their shares to buy fun toys; some choose to buy gifts for their friends or family.)
What churches participate in Awana?
Awana is designed for children & students from any church background. (Baptist, Lutheran, E. Free, Pentecostal, etc) Kids with no church background are equally welcome.
Each summer, we offer the community an "Awana Blast"; this year we had an olympic twist... "SonGames"... with team Smallvania. It was a blast!www.awana.org