AWANA is an international Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs, programs and training for children and youth during the school year.
Children are divided into clubs based on their ages as follows:
Children participate each week in a Bible lesson, songs, simple crafts and play time.
Our preschool program offers the 4 F’s…..Fun – and lots of it, Friendly characters and leaders, Foundational Bible teaching & Family involvement. Cubbies begin memorization of God’s Word.
Firmly grounded in Scripture, the three Sparks handbooks feature: basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible.
The name of Truth & Training reflects the passion of AWANA to teach students the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Jesus in their daily lives.
The AWANA evening begins with students saying the Pledge of Allegiance, saying the AWANA pledge, singing the AWANA theme song, praying and leaders making announcements.
Children are then dismissed by clubs based on their ages and through the evening they will rotate through three 20-25 minute segments including:
This is the time in the evening when children recite Bible passages that they have memorized from their AWANA books. Either a leader or listener will sign off in each child’s book once a section is completed and mark off the completed verses on an AWANA score pad. AWANA secretaries receive the scores and keep track of which verses each child has completed. Students receive points for their color team for verses recited which contribute towards their team score. Children receive awards for completing whole sections of their book throughout the year.
This is an all-out massive action game time for children. Kindergartners play games in a separate room from 1st through 6th graders. Game time is run separately for the 1st and 2nd grade Sparks, 3rd-6th grade T&T Girls and for the 3rd – 6th grade T&T Boys. All games are played around the AWANA circle with red, green, blue and yellow color lines. Games vary from relay races, to beanbag toss, tug of war, etc.
The AWANA council time is a 20-25 minute session where the truths of the Bible are taught by guest speakers, leaders, or through skits, in a captivating way.
During dismissal time, each club announces any students who have completed books and present book awards to those students. They also award prizes to the winning color team with the most points of the evening for their club. All clubs pray together and children are dismissed to parents.
Cubbies and Puggles rotate through a similar Opening time, Story time, Handbook time, Snack time and Dismissal in their own specified classroom space(s).
Each week children are encouraged to wear their AWANA uniform, bring their Bible and invite friends to join. Points are accumulated for each child each week who participate by reciting verses, wearing uniforms, bringing their Bible and inviting friends. All these individual points, including game time points contribute towards their color team score!
Over one hundred people volunteer each Wednesday night to make AWANA possible. Children in Grade 7 through adults, including grandparents, are welcome to volunteer to be youth leaders in training, leaders, and listeners.
There are fees collected for the cost of books, AWANA shirts and in some cases materials. Each club’s fees vary slightly. Scholarships are available for those with special circumstances. Please contact Awana Commanders Kim Grosz 715-386-1447 or Lisa Burton 715-222-5657 for cost or scholarship information.
Children are welcome to visit and join throughout the year. Register online any time!
If you want to register your child for Puggles, please contact Melissa Meyer at 651-261-9143. Puggles spaces are limited and will be available first to returning Puggles from last Awana year and children of volunteers. Space is limited and dependent on number of volunteers.
If you have any questions or if you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact Awana Commanders Kim Grosz at 715-386-1447 or Lisa Burton at 715-222-5657.
You may also contact Brigitte Feia, Director of Children’s Discipleship at 715-386-4070 x120.
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