What is Awana?
How to Join
Please contact our church office for information on how to register for AWANA. You may also show up on any given Wednesday night to complete a registration form.
What does AWANA mean?
AWANA is a Bible-based youth program for kids three years old through the 12th grade. The AWANA acronym comes from the bible.
2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.?
The emphasis is on Bible memorization. AWANA is found all over the world and has club ministries in many third world countries. This unique ministry is a proven outreach ministry that gets children involved in learning God’s word and developing a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. The three segments per club evening encompass Handbook time, Game time and Council time.
Club members use this time to recite Scripture that has been carefully selected to emphasize God’s plan of salvation and how to live daily as Christians. Clubbers work with one Leader throughout the whole year and the leadership ratio is about 1 Leader for every 6 clubbers. Children benefit from the relationships they build with their Leader. Leaders attend annual training and are all carefully screened to ensure the protection and safety of your children. Clubbers earn awards they wear on a uniform that encourages participation in all facets of club. Our TnT through Journey clubs participate in the regional AWANA Bible Quiz held in Chattanooga every spring.
The key to AWANA’s success is often stated as GAME TIME because most clubbers will tell you this is their favorite part of club night. Clubbers participate in exciting team games on the AWANA Circle. Competition is not
emphasized in the early grades, but gradually will increase with the higher grade levels. AWANA games are fun! Clubbers learn teamwork, sharing, and discipline. Our church participates in the regional AWANA Games with chruches who come together from all over the Southeast region.
Council time is when the club Director or Leader shares a Gospel message with the clubbers. Many times these messages tell stories about real life situations. Clubbers learn about missionaries and how God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. Audio and visual aids catch a child’s attention and convey a spiritual truth that they can remember for the rest of their lives.