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.
- Council Time consists of announcements, awards, and a Bible message.
- Game Time consists of individual and team competition through circle games in the gym.
- Small Group 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.
Awana Clubs and Ages
NURSERY (Less than 2 year olds) – Infants and non-walking kids are cared for and loved by our volunteers. Limited space and is for parents who are participating in a Wednesday night activity at Bethel.
PUGGLES (2 year olds) – Puggles have playtime, sings songs, do simple activities and learn an age appropriate lesson each week. Space is limited and is for parents who are participating in a Wednesday night activity at Bethel.
CUBBIES (3-4 year olds)- Cubbies participate in games, story time and other activities to learn about God and memorize his Word. Space is limited and parents of Cubbies must remain in the building on Wednesday evenings.
SPARKS (K-2nd Grade) Sparks learn about the people and events of the entire Bible by working through their handbook together.
TnT (3rd-6th Grade) Truth and Training is split up with 3rd/4th Grade together and 5th/6th Grade together. They work through their handbooks together to learn more about God and grow as a disciple of Christ.
Trek (7th/8th Grade) & Journey (9th-12th Grade) is for students who want to continue on in the Awana program. They will meet after Awana is finished for the night. These students also serve as leaders with Puggles – 6th grade during regular Awana.
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, contact Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Register
Fees are $30 per child (includes dues and one handbook per year). Books will be handed out on the first night of Awana. Uniforms and bags also will be available for purchase on the first night.
During the school year, you can sign up and pay at the Kids’ Welcome Desk on Wednesday evenings before Awana starts for the night.