What is Awana?
Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry with fully integrated evangelism and long-term discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involves parents and church leaders. Each week, more than 4 million children and youth, 470,000 volunteers and 260 field staff take part in Awana in over 47,000 churches around the world. Offered through local churches, Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey.
How Awana Works
Activities each night are broken into three distinct phases. Our strategy here is to meet the needs of every child – from the rambunctious child who has energy to burn to the inquisitive one who loves to hear stories. We even have themes each week to make it even more fun! You can CLICK HERE to see the calendar for the year including special themes and holiday breaks.
All Elementary Kids will meet either in the Room 112, Room 120, the FLC or Gym and be seated at tables with 4 kids and a leader.
- Council Time will be presented to the entire room at one time (20 minutes)
- Game Time and fun activities will occur at each tables. (15 minutes)
- Handbook Time will be done as a group and kids will move together through their handbook, reciting verses and working on the questions or Bible passages. (25 minutes)
Awana Clubs and Ages
NURSERY (Less than 2 year olds) – Limited space and parents must be involved in a Wednesday night ministry in the building. This age group will remain in one room for the evening.
PUGGLES (2 year olds) – Limited space and parents must be involved in a Wednesday night ministry in the building. This age group will remain in one room for the evening.
CUBBIES (3-4 year olds)- Limited Space. Groups will stay in one assigned room, except for possibly traveling to a large group room for puppet show and story time. Parents are required to be in the building but not necessarily involved in a program.
KINDERGARTEN SPARKS will start and end in Room 112. They will join the 1st/2nd Grade Sparks for Council time in the Family Life Center.
1st/2nd Grade SPARKS will meet in the FLC and sit at round tables that are spread out with a leader and 4 kids. Boy and Girls will be on different sides of the room but remain together for the night.
3rd/4th Grade TnT will meet in the Gym and sit at round tables that are spread out with a leader and 4 kids. Boy and Girls will be on different sides of the room but remain together for the night.
5th/6th Grade TnT will meet in Room 120 and sit at round tables that are spread out with a leader and 4 kids.
Trek (7th/8th Grade) & Journey (9th-12th Grade) is for students who want to continue on in the Awana program. They will meet from 7:45-8:45 p.m. in the Gym and FLC. These students also serve as leaders with Puggles – 6th grade during regular Awana.
Awana@Home is for families who would prefer to meet at home or in small friend groups and be flexible to fit your family schedule and needs. Our Awana@Home coordinator, Nicole Lofgren, will work with your family to come up with a plan in which parents will work through the Awana materials with their own children.
If you are interested in having your family participate in Awana@Home please email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nicole will then be in contact with you to give you more information about how to proceed with Awana@Home.
How to Register
- Due to COVID, we are strongly discouraging walk-in registration on the day of Awana.
- Register and Pay through our online database to officially reserve your child’s spot.
How to Volunteer
A great way to invest in your children and the next generation. A place to serve together. Volunteer positions are available for nursery, preschool and elementary kids. During our ministry year you can join us at any time. It takes over 100 volunteers to make Awana run smoothly each week.
To volunteer, email Delia or call/text her at 701.730.1956.