The NHHBC Awana Club meets on Wednesday evening starting at 6:30pm. We provide a basic meal for those that show up at 6:00pm as well. The program runs until 8:15pm.
You can register for the program at: [citation]
What is Awana?
Awana Clubs International is an evangelical ministry that provides Bible-based evangelism and graded discipleship resources for children and teens ages 2–18.
The name “Awana” is an acronym for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” which comes from their key verse: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). The goal of Awana is to “reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world” by making one disciple at a time.
The age-based Awana curriculum aims to reach kids and families with the gospel. Awana pairs a small group discipleship handbook with large group teaching. Children and teens learn how to memorize God’s Word, study the Bible, and apply it to their lives. They also learn about worldwide missions and the need to help others. As children complete various stages in the Awana program, they earn awards. Churches are encouraged to use the curriculum and flexible program to develop a biblical foundation for the children of their communities.
A big part of the weekly meeting of an Awana club is game time. The Awana games are played by four teams on a circle, and the Awana curriculum includes rules for hundreds of games, races, and relays.
Another goal of the Awana program is to develop and train leaders for effective ministry. Leaders are trained in how to effectively disciple children to become lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.
In addition to resources for the weekly clubs, Awana offers camps, local church-based soccer and basketball programs (through High Power Sports, a ministry of Base Sports), parental support, family Bible studies, leadership training conferences, competitive Bible quizzing, regional athletic competitions, and financial scholarships to many Bible colleges and universities.
*Citation: Thanks to gotquestions.org for the well written description of AWANA, portions of which we borrowed for this post.