A quick piece from the Awana Website:
Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ.
Pam Reasoner, Director of West Ridge Awana:
The AWANA name stands for 'Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.' It is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 which reads 'Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.'
The purpose of our Awana program is to develop children who know, love, and serve Christ. This starts at home, as parents work through their child's handbook, by helping them to memorize verses and complete the bible studies. Then, our church, provides Awana clubs that meet from 6:00-7:30 pm on Sundays during the school year.
The Awana program is made up of three segments.
- Game Time: The clubbers play fun games on the Awana game circle.
- Handbook Time: This time is dedicated to Bible memorization. The clubbers recite the verses they have learned at home to their small-group leader. The Bible verses are reviewed with the leaders to ensure each child is not only memorizing the verses but also understanding them so the children can use them in their daily lives.
- Large Group time: The clubbers come together for praise and worship, prayer, and a Bible lesson. Also, awards are handed out for sections completed in their handbooks.
We believe these fun activities work together to develop children into 'workmen' who understand the Word, can use it correctly in daily life, and are 'unashamed' in their belief!"
Click on any of the links below to access our 2016-17 Registrations documents and this years calendar!