- They will become Christ followers
- They incorporate God 's Word into their lives they will develop a Biblical worldview
- Their lives will evidence thinking and acting like Jesus
The AWANA Experience
- Completing of the club handbook. This includes scripture memorization and following through with application projects - the majority of which is done at home.
- Handbook time: reporting progress to leaders
- Council time: learning biblical truths as a group
- Game time: active games provide fun and opportunity to develop relational life skills
- Recognition: students are recognized for their accomplishments as they progress through their handbooks
- Bible and game competitions: clubbers have the option of participating in special competitions with other regional Awana clubs
- Special Events and Field Trips
Puggles (Ages 2–3, open to leader children only):
Puggles recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings. In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:
• God Made Everything
• God Saw That It Was Good
• God is Love
• Give Thanks
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week's lesson help parents nurture their child's faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.
Cubbies: ages 3-5
Children who are age 3 by September 1 and potty-trained may participate in Cubbies. Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word. Preschoolers learn about God—the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes. Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life. Cubbies emphasizes parental involvement and Bible memorization. Due to the young age of Cubbies, there is a cap on the number of participants.
Sparks: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider, WingRunner and SkyStormer. Each year, Sparks clubbers:
• explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture
• memorize Bible verses
• complete handbook activities
The handbooks, combined with Large Group Time lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know from the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!
T&T (Truth & Training) girls and boys clubs: Grades 3–6
T&T engages this age group by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace. Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child's knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.
TREK Grades 7-8 (meets 6:00-6:30 Wednesday evenings throughout the school year)
Trek challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle school. Who am I? Why am I here? Who’s with me? By allowing students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions for themselves we allow them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.
JOURNEY Grades 9-12 (meets 6:00-6:30 Wednesday evenings throughout the school year)
Journey establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God's Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith. Four complete years' worth of material supports your 9th-12th grade high-school ministry.
- Worker security: Every worker in Awana is asked to participate in a security program to assure the safety of each child.
- Child security: Parents drop off and pick up Cubbies and Sparkies at the classroom doors.Parents are to escort all Awana clubbers to and from vehicles.
- Parking lot: Parents are to use extreme caution when dropping off and picking up children. Cars must be parked in the lot, with the parents accompanying children into and out of the building. Awana provides a parking-lot monitor to assist with safety.