What does AWANA mean?
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15close2 Timothy 2:15 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (ESV) close2 Timothy 2:15close2 Timothy 2:15 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (ESV) 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. (ESV) ). It’s dedicated to seeing children learn of God’s love for them. The AWANA program here at NCFC seeks to provide an atmosphere in which your child can enjoy growing spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
What is AWANA about?
The goal of AWANA Clubs is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. Trained leaders guide children through age-appropriate material and model the Christian life for them. Clubbers learn that God is real, that He loves them, and that He has expressed that love through Jesus Christ. They also learn how to apply the truths of the Bible to their daily lives.
When do AWANA Clubs Meet?
Our AWANA Clubs generally follow the county unified schools calendar (Pastor will give notice of any non-meeting days). 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings (September to May).
Clubbers are boys and girls 2 years prior to kindergarten through 7th grade. For the school aged children, four segments (opening ceremony, handbook, counsel, and game time) provide start-to-finish adventure in every club meeting. Each Wednesday night starts with an opening ceremony (Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance & Pledge of AWANA. The evening ends with large group time, clubbers are recognized for specific milestones in their progress through the handbooks, along with birthdays, and academics (report cards) acknowledgments.
AWANA emphasizes memorization and understanding of key Bible verses. The verses in the age-appropriate handbooks help the clubbers to develop a Bible-based view of how to know and serve God.
Counsel (Large) Group Time
Each child is a part of a small group of about 6 children and one leader. During small group time, the leader guides the kids in how they can apply what they learned in the large group Bible lesson to their lives, using interactive games and activities that bring the kids in the group closer to each other and to the Lord.
Every AWANA Club meeting includes a high energy Game Time featuring age-appropriate individual and team competition, where everyone participates.