What is Awana?
Awana is a Bible-based, Christ-centered program for children. It is an international Bible centered youth ministry club whose primary goal is to teach boys and girls the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him. It includes scripture memory, Biblical principles, games, activities, songs, uniforms, badges and awards. It is a great honor to serve God in this way and to lead children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The word AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible verse II Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the work of truth.”
The Northwest Baptist Church Awana program runs from September through June and meets on Sunday nights from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
What will my child do at Awana club?
We create a fun and exciting atmosphere to learn in by dividing our meeting into two segments:
- Game Time: Age-appropriate and exciting games
- Discipleship time: Scripture memory, small group interaction, and a large group Bible lesson.
What age should my child be?
Our program begins with Cubbies for preschool children age 4-5 years, Sparks for Kindergarten through 2nd grade, T&T for 3rd – 6th grade.
What should my child bring to Awana?
If you are new to our Awana program, we are excited that you have chosen to be our guest and learn about our Awana club. From the very first night, your child will begin by learning verses from the Bible. Our Awana club uses the King James version (KJV) of the Bible for all lessons and memory verses. If your child has a KJV Bible of their own, they should bring it along. They will need to have one for learning verses each week at home.
Each week, clubbers receive points for wearing their uniform, bringing their club Handbooks, bringing their Bible, memorizing verses, and participating in a Sunday morning church service in person or online.
Your child will love participating in the age-appropriate game time, so we recommend a good pair of running shoes!
How can I participate as a parent?
Parents are a vital part of the Awana club. Helping your clubber learn their verses each week, and helping them come prepared for club each night is the most important way you can help your child. You are always welcome to stay and observe the program, and we absolutely love it when parents get involved too!.
Please note: We require that any child enrolled in our Cubbie program have at least one parent remain at the church during the club time.
Registration and Fees?
Registration is simple and can be done at the welcome/registration table in the foyer before club begins. Registration forms are also available upon request at any of the services at Northwest Baptist church. The table will be open 15 minutes early for check-in or to register, so allow yourself at least 10 minutes for us to get you registered or answer any questions you may have before the club night begins at 5:00pm.
Fees for our Awana club are on a voluntary basis. We have a suggested donation amount of $15 per child or $30 per family, but it is our desire that every child joins in our Awana club.