First Baptist Church of Gahanna
Friday, May 24, 2013
Come Join the Fun!
For ages 3 years- 8th grade
Sunday nights: 6:00-7:35pm
September – April
Contact: Karen George
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2012-2013 Session
Awana is a worldwide, non-denominational youth ministry that is over 50 years old. The name Awana is derived from the key Bible verse (2 Tim. 2:15), and stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. Its goal is to introduce children to salvation through Jesus Christ and encourage their growth in the Lord through Bible memory verses. Awana strives to do this in an exciting and fun-filled atmosphere.
Awana is open to all children in the community, and though it is in no way required that you attend our church, your entire family is always welcome here.
Awana is actually four clubs in one:
Cubbies: Sparks: Truth and Training (T&T): Trek:
Pre-K K- 2 nd grade 3rd-6th grade 7th -8th grade
Every Cubbie Awana night activity is structured around the Bible lesson for the week. Their nights start with a quiet “coming in time” craft. Every club night includes a Bible story, workbook time to recite the week’s verse, awards and a snack time. Also, Cubbies have their own game time geared to their age group. Parents should help their Cubbie come prepared to recite their verse for that week.
Sparks and T&T and Trek
Sparks, T&T, and Trek each have their own handbook, game time, and award time each club night. All of these groups are combined for an entertaining story time. The Bible message is an important focus of the night, and we often have a great deal of fun together in this segment as well. These clubbers work on their handbooks at their own pace, and should come prepared from home ready to recite their memorized verses each week.
Awana Special Events
Every year we have special planned events, including a Giant Banana Split Night, a Christmas party which may include an informal nativity play, the Awana Grand Prix pinewood derby race in Feb., and the carnival fair night for the last club night. Often other special events are planned during the year as well.
Awards are an important part of Awana. By learning Bible verses (completing sections of their handbooks), each club earns particular awards. Cubbies earn patches for their uniforms. Sparks earn red, green, and blue jewels for their uniform crowns. T&T clubbers earn achievement seals for their award badges.
Sparks and T&T and Trek clubbers also earn 1 Awana dollar for each completed section. Awana dollars are play money that buy real toys twice a year at the Awana store. Cubbies are given 10-15 dollars to spend at the store as well.
There are also book awards which are ribbons or trophies for completing entire books and further awards for other achievements. These big awards are given in our year-end awards ceremony. Remember to finish a book in a club year, the Spark and T&T and Trek clubber should average no less than 2-3 sections per week. Cubbies need only do one section per week.
For more information on Awana or to locate nearby clubs anywhere in the U.S. or abroad go to: www.awana.org. If locating another club go to their website then click “about us” then “club finder.”