AWANA Clubs Mission:
AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.
As a ministry leader for nearly 60 years, AWANA is making an impact. A recent national survey found AWANA to be as important to our alumni's spiritual foundation as all other church activities combined. Among alumni who participated in our programs for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults!
Children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:
God Made Everything
God Saw That It Was Good
God is Love
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week's lesson help parents nurture their child's faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.
The AWANA club for preschoolers K3 & K4 is built on two premises:
Young children can and should receive spiritual training.
Home is the primary place for spiritual training.
Our preschool program meets these needs through, Fun - and lots of it!
AWANA is fun with a purpose - to reach and train kids for Jesus Christ. Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
The AWANA club for children in kindergarten through second grade builds on the material taught in our preschool clubs. The curriculum takes kids a step deeper into God's Word while giving unsaved boys and girls regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. After being immersed in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.
Truth and Training:
The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of AWANA to teach third through fourth-grade boys and girls the truth of God's Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today's young people will become tomorrow's church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow - today. Evangelism and discipleship go hand in hand in our third- through fourth-grade program. By the time a child has completed T&T, he will have:
Learned and reviewed approximately 310 verses
Studied dozens of passages from the Old and New Testament
Regularly heard and read the gospel message
Discovered the Bible's response to questions like "How does God want me to live my life?" and memorized verses to back up these answers
Completed missions projects that help him see the world through God's eyes.