Fun with a purpose!
AWANA is a children’s Bible club with an emphasis on Scripture memory and Christian living for kids. We are part of a worldwide AWANA kids’ club ministry that exists to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. Our goal is to get God’s Word into our kids and our kids into God’s Word! It’s all about meeting Jesus and growing in faith.
Founded in 1941 as a weekly children’s ministry by Lance Latham and Art Rorheim of North Side Gospel Center in Chicago, AWANA has grown to now reaching more than 1.5 million children weekly in all 50 states through the help of over 400 thousand volunteers. In the U.S. alone it represents over 12,000 churches in 100 denominations. Clubs are also established in over 13,000 churches, schools, and orphanages in over 100 countries outside the U.S.
The founders of AWANA derived its name from the first letters of “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” as taken from the Bible in 2 Timothy 2:15:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
2016–2017 theme is…
Our theme for 2016-17 is based on Proverbs 30:5 : “Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.“
We live in a time of history where events in the world may be scary to our children. Over the years, we have learned that God Rules (He is Sovereign over all!) . . . that God Loves (because He loves us, He sent Jesus!) . . . that God is Faithful (He keeps His Promises!) . . . that God is Worthy of Praise (Praise and Worship is our response to God’s grace poured over us) . . . and, this year, we want our clubbers to really understand that God PROTECTS His children. God is our shield and our strength in times of trouble.
Clubbers can also look forward to more Praise & Worship nights this year! We loved them so much last year, our praise team will continue to lead the clubbers to the throne of God through our praise and worship!
WHEN WE MEET
Wednesdays, September – April, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Kids from our church and around the community come together for fun, learning, and fellowship. Children are separated into smaller clubs based on age: *Cubbies (3-4yrs.), Sparks (K-2nd grade), Truth & Training (3rd-6th grade). *Children in this group must be potty trained.
Our schedule is divided into 3 parts:
- Game Time: Kids have a time of fun and learn sportsmanship and teamwork, no matter their athletic ability.
- Book Time: Kids work one-on-one with their Leaders and LITs (JH/HS leaders in training) memorizing, reciting, and applying Bible verses from their Handbooks.
- Large Group Time: Kids gather together for worship, a practical Bible message, awards and announcements. We have a lot of fun with special guests and theme nights, too!
See Below for More Details by Age Group