"Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed"

This ministry is to help "reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world for God.

  • AWANA is an international, bible centered ministry founded in 1950, by Christian men who saw a need for children, to be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ. 


    AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 [Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.]. 

  • AWANA curriculum materials are designed to help parents and churches guide children in spiritual growth, and are based on the following master life threads: 


    The purpose of AWANA is to:

    Teach respect for God and His word

    Build wisdom through Bible knowledge and understanding

    Help children and youth demonstrate grace in relationships

    Give children and youth a sense of destiny and purpose

    Encourage children and youuth to see things from God’s perspective

  • The key focus of the AWANA ministry is scripture memorization, understanding and application. 

    The AWANA handbooks clearly present the Gospel at an age-appropriate level, and initially focuses on establishing a personal relationship between each clubber and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The memory work, Bible studies and other fun activities continue to carefully give each clubber a Biblical worldview by building up their Bible knowledge and instilling in them a love and respect for God and His Word. 

  • Children learn bible verses, sing songs, play games, and fellowship with other others.

    Open assembly

    Small group/Handbook time

    Large group lesson time

    Game time

    Music time


    Theme nights

    Special activities (canned food drive, etc)

    AWANA store (clubber gets to spend points on small gifts/treats - happens twice a year)


    Game Time: High energy, exciting games played indoors or outdoors on the AWANA game circle. Game time promotes fun, exercise, good sportsmanship, and an opportunity to excel. Winning teams may receive AWANA points (dollars) and special recognition. 

    Small Group/Handbook Time: Clubbers work in small groups with other clubbers in their grade and book with a leader. The leader will lead the small group time and help clubbers learn their verses. The leader and listeners will listen to completed sections and sign-off in their handbooks. Each club night the completed sections will be forwarded to the Club Secretary in preparation for AWANA Dollars and awards. During Small Group/Handbook Time clubbers will receive their awards from the previous week’s completed sections. 

    Large Group Lesson Time: An interactive, age-appropriate Bible lesson, worship and/or prayer time. Large Group lesson will include the Gospel presentation and other biblical truths. It provides an opportunity for clubbers to share praises and prayer requests. 

    Theme Nights: A monthly flyer and/or email will be distributed to announce Theme Nights. Theme Nights may include Crazy Hair Night, PJ Night, or Tacky Night. Clubbers who participate will receive extra points for AWANA points (dollars). 

    Special Activities: Many club nights there are special events at AWANA. A club calendar has been provided as a necessary tool for you and your clubber to be involved. Special activities may include Missionary offerings, Canned food drive, Sparky Drive-In, and other activities. Please familiarize yourself with the calendar and inquire with your club leaders, AWANA Secretary or Commander with any questions so that you and your children may take full advantage of all your AWANA Club has to offer. 

    AWANA Store: AWANA Store gives clubbers an opportunity to spend their points (dollars) on small gifts or treats. Store happens twice a year and is listed on the club calendar. All items are screened for age-appropriate content and safety.

  • AWANA at is open to any child (4+), regardless of whether they regularly attend our church, another church, or no church at all. 


    AWANA club is available for: 

    • Cubbies (ages 4-5 potty trained)
    • Sparks (kindergarten-second grade) 
    • Truth & Training (third –sixth grade)
  • AWANA meets at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday evenings, in the sanctuary, during the school year.

    Each AWANA rotation has a calendar the ministry uses.