What is Awana?
The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of the phrase "Approved workmen are not ashamed"(2 Timothy 2:15). Founded in 1950, the Awana ministry is:
An international, nondenominational Bible -centered children's and youth ministry.
Committed to he evangelism and discipleship of children and youth.
Effective at getting the gospel into the homes of unsaved families.
An outward-focused ministry that can revitalize a church-bringing revival, energy and growth.
Dedicated to assisting the local church in training parents to fulfill their role as the spiritual leaders of their children.
Focused on missions.
The Awana ministry embraces five principles:
1. Awana is centered on the gospel.
2. Scripture memory is a key element.
3. Awana is exciting and fun.
4. Children and youth are trained to serve.
5. Awana is built on volunteer leadership.
The Children's clubs are:
Cubbies Two years prior to kindergarten
Sparks Kindergarten through second grade
Truth Training Third through fifth grade
Trek Middle School (sixth - eighth)
Our Prayer "Our Prayer is the purpose statement of Awana and describes why Awana exists. "Our prayer is that all children and youth throughout the world will come to know. love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ."
Know-our desire is that every child and youth will know Jesus personally and know that he has eternal life because he trusts in Jesus. Philippians 3:10, John 17:3 and Romans 1:16.
Love- the Lord desires intimacy with his children. We want to disciple children and youth to grow in their love towards God and others. Ephesians 3:19 and 1 John 2:5-6.
Serve-serving Christ is a supernatural by-product of loving Him. We want all believers to experience the joy of serving. Colossians 1:10, 2 Timothy 3:17 and Ephesians 2:10.
Our Vision To be a strategic partner with church and ministries in a global effort to ensure the opportunity for all children and youth to evangelized and discipled in Christ.
We will glorify God and serve the body of Christ by committing ourselves to these values:
We proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with clarity and urgency.
We commit to God's Word as our guide and standard.
We treat all people as created and loved by God.
We maintain a servant heart in all we do.
We manage God's resources with faithfulness and integrity.
We pursue excellence as unto the Lord.