Our Vision: To make disciples who Go, Grow, and Overcome!
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Questions? Please contact Meredith Hale -
What is Awana?
Awana is a Bible-based youth program for kids two years old through the 12th grade. The emphasis is on Bible memorization with the goal of evangelism and discipleship. Awana is found in over 100 countries around the world. This unique program is a proven outreach ministry that gets children involved in learning God’s word and developing a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.
What Happens at Awana?
During the Awana Club time there are three segments:
- Game Time - Kids love game time and most of them will tell you this is their favorite part of club night. Clubbers participate in exciting team games on the Awana Square. Competition is not emphasized in the early grades, but gradually will increase with the higher grade levels. Awana games are fun! Clubbers learn teamwork, good sportsmanship and discipline.
- Small Group Time - Club members use this time to recite Scripture that has been carefully selected to emphasize God’s plan of salvation and how to live daily as Christians. These verses are memorized at home during the week and then the clubbers recite their verses to a leader on club night. Children also benefit from the relationships they build with their leader. Leaders have specific training to help them work with the children in club. Clubbers earn awards they wear on a uniform that encourages participation in all facets of club. Parental involvement with their child during the week is critical so they can reach the goal of finishing their book by the end of the club year.
- Large Group Time - In Large Group Time, speakers come share Biblical truths with emphasis on the "Good News". They are challenged to practically apply these truths in their lives daily. Clubbers also learn about missions and how they can be involved in making a difference in their community and around the world. Lively songs, special awards and club announcements are also a part of Large Group Time.
Other Great Things about Awana:
Special Activities - Examples of the special activities at the different age levels are: Cubbies (pre-school ages) have an animal theme and puppet shows. Sparks (K-2) have special theme nights and an annual event called “Turtle Island." Truth & Training (grades 3rd—6th) also have special theme nights, Awana Games, Grand Prix, group handbook review time and Bible Quizzing to reinforce the Bible verses and truths they are learning throughout the year.
Missions - Its Purpose:
That every child can understand a view of the world from God's perspective.
These three truths are shared with each clubber as they are challenged to live them out:
1. Every child is unique and special to God.
2. God wants every child to have a heart and vision for the world.
3. Every child can be a part of God's plan now!
At Village Church we firmly believe in getting our children involved and participating in missions projects so they can learn at an early age that they can make a difference in the world for Jesus. Lessons are taught in Large Group Time that include learning about a different part of the world and God’s love for the world. Our missions projects that the entire family can be involved in include the Hanover Township Food Pantry, Christmas Ornament Campaign, Adopt-a-Club, and a Penny Drive for our local Awana missionaries, Ken & Denise Krup.
A Family Outreach- At Awana your children not only learn about the Bible and God’s plan of salvation, but they also challenged to share their faith with others. Awana is a program the whole family can participate in. Parents become leaders. Children become clubbers. Neighbors’ kids are invited and hear the "Good News". Their parents help them memorize the Scripture and come to know God’s truth. Children and their families are encouraged to attend church and build community with other believers while living out their faith in real and tangible ways.
Want to Join?
Puggles and Cubbies Clubs are full - we cannot accept any more registrations at this time.
Contact any of our directors and find out how you can enroll your child in our Awana program. Puggles begins at 2 years old (by the 30th of September, 2013), Cubbies begins at 3 years old (by the 30th of September, 2013) through 6th grade.
- Puggles (2 year olds) - Tara Romsaithong -
- Cubbies (3&4 year olds) - Steve & Chris Pawelkiewicz-
- Sparks (K-2nd grade) - Dave & Sandi VonEhrenkrook -
- T&T (3rd-6th grades) - Pasquale Selvaggio & Brian & Sandee Rhodes
The age cut off above for Puggles and Cubbies coincides with U-46 school district cut off dates so please do not ask for exceptions for your child to attend if they miss the cut off. Thanks for your understanding.