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What is Awana?

Awana is a global ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love, and serve Him. The name “Awana” is an acronym that stands for: Approved Workers Are Not Ashamed based on 2 Timothy 2:15.  Awana’s goal is to reach children, equip leaders, and change the world.
 

What is an Awana club meeting like?

Awana clubs meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., September – May. Each club night begins with opening ceremonies and activities followed by a rotation of handbook/small group time, game/interaction time, and large group time. In handbook/small group time clubbers will breakout into assigned small groups to discuss and review completed handbook sections. Large group time allows clubbers to come together and hear a Bible centered message. During game/interaction and craft time, clubbers will participate in fun, organized activities.
 

What role do parents play in Awana?

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 tells us “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you get up.” God calls parents to be their children’s primary spiritual educator. Awana allows you, as a parent, to spend intentional connecting with your child(ren) each week by working through handbook activities and discussing large group Bible lesson teachings. Parents are also invited to join the Awana ministry team as a volunteer! For more information, email Lauren Sisson at lsisson@baysidebc.org.
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What are the different clubs?

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Puggles
Puggles recognizes the learning ability of 2 – 3 year olds by introducing basic biblical truths at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Parents of Puggles must remain on-site during Awana.
Cubbies
Cubbies is a two-year program which celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word. Parents of Cubbies must remain on-site during Awana.
Sparks
Sparks is a three year program for Kindergarten – 2nd graders that focuses on key people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
T&T (Truth & Training)
T&T is a three year program for 3rd – 5th graders that teaches clubbers the truth of God’s Word and trains them to follow Christ in their daily lives.