AWANA - Because Kids Matter to God

What is AWANA

AWANA is an international, nondenominational, Bible-centered youth organization providing weekday clubs and programs for three year olds through 6th grade. The word AWANA comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Tim 2:15). AWANA strongly emphasizes memorizing and understanding scripture. Psalm 119:11 says, Thy (God's) Word (the Bible) have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee. The Bible teaches that studying (2 Tim 2:15) and memorizing God's Word are keys to winning the battle against sin. The Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb 4:12). Our children discover that the verses they learn in AWANA help them live Christ-honoring lives.

AWANA Club Segments

- Council Time:
During this segment the AWANA leaders teach a Bible lesson, clubbers sing and important announcements are made.
- Handbook Time:
During this segment clubbers work in their individual handbook learning and reciting sections. Each handbook contains approximately 90 verses to support Bible truths.
- Game Time:
Game Time is the club segment when clubbers are involved in fun games. The games encourage Christian sportsmanship, fellowship, cooperation, team spirit and friendship. All clubbers are assigned to a color team. The color team that accumulates the most points for the night is the winning team. All children are expected to participate in game time unless a parent communicates otherwise.

Who, Where, When

AWANA is for children aged 3 to grade 6 and they can register the first night they attend.
Ages 3 - 4 meet at the church for the Cubbies program from 7-8pm on Wednesday nights.
Grades K - 6 meet at Meadowview Elementary  for the Sparks and T&T programs from 6:45-8:15pm on Wednesday nights.

Dear Parents,

I would like to welcome you and your child to the AWANA Club program at Bible Baptist Church. The name AWANA is an acrostic which stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed" and is taken from II Timothy 2:15. You will find that AWANA provides a special place for your children to make new friends, play exciting games, compete in rewarding and challenging contests, receive awards as reinforcement for their good performance and have opportunities to learn and memorize God's Word, the Bible.

This booklet is designed to provide you with the basic information that you need to know and share with your children on how AWANA operates. The staff of AWANA is composed of volunteer workers who are very much concerned about the spiritual and social development of the clubbers. Each clubber is very special to us and to God! The staff is trained by the AWANA organization and is excited to have the opportunity to minister to your child.  Your assistance as parents is very important for your children to get the most out of AWANA. You can help your children by encouraging them to come each week, by helping them to memorize sections each week, by showing excitement over their achievements and by communicating any special needs with us. Clubbers may get extra points if their parents have listened to and initialized their "sections".

Together we are parents in ministry with children. We would suggest that you spend 4 to 6 minutes a day reading or reviewing "sections" for the greatest retention. Do it together with your child and your clubber will know you care for them and about what is important to them. Some AWANA parents have found this time can be expanded into a fun and exciting time of family devotions each evening! Many school teachers have testified that AWANA has helped children in school work and parents often comment about changed attitudes when clubbers and parents do work together!
We welcome you to visit our club meetings anytime, especially on the special parent's nights. Our desire is that AWANA can be a fun, growing experience for your they are not likely to soon forget!

AWANA Calendar (CLICK HERE for a printable calendar)

2017 - 2018 Awana Calendar

August 30 - Pre-registration AWANA kick off @ Bible Baptist Church

September 13 - Back to AWANA night

September 20 - Fall colors - dress in red, brown, yellow, and/or orange 100 points

September 27 - Crazy hair - get creative 100 points

October 4 - Plaid night - how much plaid can you wear? 100 points

October 11 - Parent night - parents join your clubber in their club and enjoy playing AWANA games, bible lesson and some fellowship with other parents. Clubber dress like your parent 100 points, 200 if parent stays

October 18 - Operation Christmas child donation - bring in a shoebox full or just an item or two to be filled in a shoebox 100 points

October 25 - Operation Christmas child donation - if donated last week, bring in plastic shoe size container 100 points

October 29 - AWANA leaders luncheon

November 1 - AAARRRR - Pirate night, dress as a pirate for 100 points (no weapons, knives, swords. We are on school property)

November 8 - Crazy hat night 100 points

November 15 - Food shelf night - bring in a Thanksgiving themed food item for the Farmington Food shelf, 100 points

November 22 - No AWANA - Thanksgiving

November 29 - Coat of many colors - wear as many different colors as you can 100 points (only get points if you actually tried)

December 6 - Western night - dress as cowboys/girls 100 points

December 13 - Christmas night - Dress like Christmas 100 points, Missionary night also

December 20 - No AWANA Christmas break

December 27 - No AWANA Christmas break

January 3 - Snowman night - Clubbers pick a leader from each club and wrap them in toilet paper to make them look like a snowman.

January 7 - AWANA leaders luncheon

January 10 - Tie dye night - 100 points, Car sales begin

January 17 - CAMO night - I can’t see you  100 points

January 24 - Penguin night - dress like a penguin, ONLY wear white and black and get  100 points

January 31 - Soup-er bowl - Wear your favorite NFL jersey and bring in a food shelf item 200 points for helping others

February 7 - Thank a Vet night - write a thank you to a veteran. Or draw them a picture.  100 points

February 14 - Red night - wear all the red you can 100 points

February 21 - Beach night - dress like you’re going to the beach (No Swimsuits) 200 points (since it’s still winter)

February 25 - AWANA leaders luncheon

February 28 - Red, White and Blue - Show your American pride and wear our country's colors for  100 points

March 7 - Shut in night - Bring in a basket for a shut in, ideas will be out the week before 200 points for helping others

March 14 - AWANA car weigh in night

March 21 - Grand prix at BBC - wear your uniform

March 28 - No AWANA Spring break

April 4 - Sports night - Dress as your favorite sport  100 points

April 11 - 80’s night - How 80’s can you be? Dress like you are from the 80’s decade and get 100 points

April 18 - Last night for sections - Crazy Hair and mustache night 100 points

April 25 - Last AWANA night celebration

May 2 - AWANA AWARDS @ Bible Baptist Church

May 5 - AWANA Fair @ Bible Baptist Church  

May 6 - AWANA leaders luncheon

***Reminder***AWANA points earned throughout the year will result in more AWANA dollars for the AWANA fair.

***Passing sections (and doing the extra bonus for T&T) gets you the most points***

***Reminder*** church and club attendance is awarded

AWANA Handbook