The word AWANA is an acronym for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed. The AWANA club is designed in part to teach children how to understand the Bible and apply its teachings to everyday life. The primary purpose is to bring each child to believe and know that the only way to Heaven is to acknowledge that we are all sinners and that Jesus alone paid for those sins by dieing on the cross and rising from the dead in final payment for all our sins thereby reconciling us with God.
We accomplish this learning process for the older groups, through a very structured system of “points”. These are earned through participation in games, Bible and handbook memorization and involvement in a teaching segment called council time.
The ages of club members is as follows:
Cubbies – 3 or 4 year olds
Sparks – Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade
Truth & Training – 3rd-6th grade
Members of each group climb in “rank” based upon progress made in their handbook. The handbook is age appropriate and challenging at each level. Memorization and projects are included in every book which is divided into sections. Completion of a section results in the awarding of “points” for team standing and AWANA dollars to be redeemed at the AWANA store. The Cubbies operate on a different merit system that is age appropriate and does not involve AWANA dollars. Till a club member can read, parents assistance is required; after that, parents are still very important to the success of each clubber.
To help offset the expense of supplies, merit badges, awards, and the like, each club member is required to pay a nominal due each week of $.25 cents. We meet in the lower auditorium and begin at 7:00pm and end at 8:15pm. Please contact Jack with any questions, at 330-453-7272.
AWANA Minstries will kick off on Wednesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7:00pm.