AWANA EXPLAINED

AWANA is a Bible-based, Christ-centered program for children. The word AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible verse II Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” The goal of AWANA is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. It is a great honor to serve God in this way and to lead children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
 
 

AWANA MEETING TIMES

Doors open at 6:15pm. We start promptly at 6:30pm.
 
The Awana program is in session from September through May and we meet every Wednesday evening from 6:30pm-8pm. With that being said, we offer a fun and exciting atmosphere where kids develop friendships, study God’s Word, and become more like Him every single day. Each night is broken into these three segments: 
  • Handbook Time: Small Group interactions and Scripture Memory
  • Worship Time: We meet together for 10-15 minutes and worship as an entire group 
  • Game Time: Age-Appropriate and Exciting Games 
  • Council Time: Large Group Time, Bible Lesson and Award Presentations

AWANA REGISTRATION

Registration for the Awana program can be done online or in person. To register your child or children online, click on the below. You can register your child any time throughout the year; however, if you prefer to register by hard copy, you may come to the registration night, which is planned for September 15, 2021 @ 6:30pm.  
 

AWANA FEES

There is a $30 registration fee for each child. The registration fee covers the cost for books and bags. We do encourage parents to purchase t-shirts or vests (depending on age group) for their child, because it is one of the items that they receive Awana points for at check-in. This allows all the children interact with and enjoy Awana to its fullest.
 
If you are unable to cover the registration fee due to financial reasons, please let one of the Awana directors know when you come to register your child. 

PUGGLES: AGE 2-3  CUBBIES: PRE-K

In Puggles/Cubbies, your child will be involved in activities that encourage real learning. This program provides a solid foundation for faith, based on God’s Word. And it’s fun, too! Puggles/Cubbies participate in prayer and a Bible story, activity sheets, have visits from puppets, make crafts, sing songs, and play non-competitive games.
 
The Puggles/Cubbies earn patches for their uniforms by completing Bear Hugs. Each Bear Hug includes Scripture memorization and parent-child activities. The activities in club meetings each week are coordinated with the Bible truths the child learns at home. Different learning levels offer options that keep learning exciting and fun
 
It is our goal is that Puggles/Cubbies learn the gospel clearly, with the hope that they take it with them through the rest of their lives.

SPARKS: GRADES K5-2ND

Sparks is the Awana club designed for children in Kindergarten through second grade, and it builds on the material taught in our preschool clubs. The aim of the program is to take this age group a step deeper into God’s Word, while giving unsaved boys and girls opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ.

Sparky, the friendly firefly, encourages boys and girls to learn verses and complete handbook assignments. Each handbook is firmly grounded in Scripture and features:

  • Basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation, and the Bible
  • Increased emphasis on Scripture memory
  • Focusing on salvation with key Christian doctrine that gives a clear and consistent presentation of the gospel message

T&T: GRADES 3RD-5TH

All 3rd through 5th graders are Awana T&T clubbers. Our goal is to teach these older children the truth of God’s Word and train them to serve Him in their daily lives.
 
Scripture memory is emphasized in this area, and T&T students are encouraged to memorize several verses at one time. The award system in this level is changed from visiting the Awana store to getting the chance to involve oneself in a fun activity (i.e. Trampoline park) at the end of each semester.

FINAL EXPLANATION

Each clubber begins with the Start Zone booklet. We want them to know what it means to trust Christ as their Lord and Savior; therefore, the booklet explains salvation to the children on their first night at club. God’s Word says, “Even a child is known by his doings” (Proverbs 20:11). We believe that once a clubber has trusted Jesus Christ as their Savior, he or she is able to serve Christ immediately. The handbooks include requirements that focus on serving others that help them develop this attitude. Once a clubber completes the Start Zone Booklet, he or she is eligible to purchase the first handbook from The Ultimate Adventure Series. During their T&T experience, clubbers will progress through three handbooks at their own pace. Clubbers receive an award badge with places to mark the completion of each handbook segment. In addition to these regular sections, there are extra-credit sections (with special awards) throughout the handbooks. Clubbers will also receive a book completion patch to wear on their uniforms as each is completed.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, please contact Hannah Hazelwood at hannahhazelwood@lbcnow.org. 
 
 
 
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