CLCBC would like to invite you to join us for the 2021-2022 AWANA Club year!
Times: Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | September 2021 – April 2022
AWANA is an international, nondenominational Bible-centered children and youth ministry.
“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.” – 2 Timothy 2:15
AWANA fulfills the Great Commission to make “Resilient Disciples” who go out and make resilient disciples. This is a fun ministry that builds lasting faith foundations where children ages 3-18 come to understand the fundamental Gospel truths early on and grow to have a heart to love, obey, and serve Jesus Christ. We pray that the Word of God truly becomes a light unto their feet and a lamp unto their path (Psalm 119:105).
Amid times of change, chaos, and an uncertain future, we believe the church needs to focus on relational, scriptural, and experiential child discipleship. The Resilient Child Discipleship model of Belong, Believe, and Become is deeply rooted in Scriptures. This is expressed in books, letters, and countless encounters between God and humanity.
Belong – Highly relational ministry showing we belong to God & God’s people, led by loving and caring adults (Romans 1:6, Matthew 19:14, 1 John 1:19)
Believe – Deeply Scriptural ministry rooted in the truth of God’s Word and the power of the gospel (John 20:30-31, Romans 1:16, John 3:16)
Become – Truly experiential ministry, designed to move children and youth from observation to real-world application of faith-based living (2 Corinthians 3:18, Romans 12:2, Acts 2:42-47)
- for all children and youth to build lasting faith foundations, grow in discipleship training, prepare to be a Holy Spirit-led leader, and make an impact one disciple at a time.
- to be a Holy Spirit filled and led ministry, where God leads us and we obey Him.
- to encourage an atmosphere where children and youth are desiring to come learn about God’s Word.
- to lead boys and girls to accept Christ as their savior!!!
Each week, more than 4 million kids from ages 2-18 take part in Awana through more than 50,000 churches in 120 countries. Centered on the gospel, Awana uses Scripture memory in a fun, exciting environment to teach children and youth to know, live and share the gospel and to serve Christ locally and globally. The Josh McDowell Ministry reports that 69 to 94 percent of teens leave the church after graduation. By contrast, an independent research firm found that 90 percent of Awana alumni still attend church at least weekly!
What does Club look like?
A club night has 3 sessions: Game time, Large Group Time and Handbook Time
Each week at club, children work through small group discipleship handbooks paired with large group teaching, play active games, and earn awards as they move up through the Awana program.
Game Time – We play exciting group games, work on sportsmanship and encourage teamwork
Large Group Time – We hear and discuss a lesson/story from the Bible; interactive
Handbook Time – Having worked on their discipleship handbooks at home with their parents and memorized the week’s Scripture, clubbers are ready to recite and discuss with their leaders. They are given awards and other rewards for their hard work!
Cubbies: Preschool 3 & 4 years – Must be potty trained
Cubbies nurtures the budding faith of preschoolers and celebrates their desire to explore all that God has created. This two-year preschool ministry curriculum features exciting games, storytelling, puppet shows, and biblical teaching as well as take-home activities and tools.
Sparks: Kindergarten through 2nd grade
Sparks ignites a child’s curiosity about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. This three-year early elementary school ministry curriculum features exciting games, engaging activities, biblical teaching and media resources for kids and leaders.
T & T (Truth & Training): 3rd – 6th grade
T&T explores the concept of grace by focusing on the character and nature of God, identity of Christ, as well as the structure and format of the Bible. This four-year upper elementary school ministry curriculum is created to ensure that kids and leaders connect through God’s Word.
Handbook: Evidence of Grace
Trek 7th – 8th grade
Trek helps students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer the tough questions about who they are and why they are here. This three-year middle school curriculum features biblically rich content, engaging interactions and practical application for their lives.
Handbook: His Story
Journey 9th – 12th grades
Journey establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God’s Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith. This four-year high school curriculum features in-depth biblical content, video teaching, discussions questions and practical application for their lives.
Our verse for this year
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.
– 2 Thessalonians 3:3
OUR HOPE AND OUR PRAYER
We pray that all children and youth that enter into this ministry will come to know, love and serve our Lord Jesus Christ their whole lives.