Awana is a fun children's club for ages 3 to grade 6 and is held from September to May, on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. We play games, work in handbooks and learn about God. Awana is distinctively Christian and Bible-centered, and it emphasizes memorization and understanding of key Bible verses.
Why do hundreds of thousands of kids attend Awana Clubs every week? Awana is FUN! That's the bottom line for most kids. Of course, they're learning and growing while they're having fun.
Awana Club meetings are brimming with life-enriching experiences for young people! Trained leaders guide children through age-appropriate material. Clubbers learn that God is real, that he loves them, and that He has expressed that love through Jesus Christ. They also learn how to apply the truths of the Bible to their daily lives. In a world desperate for high standards of morality and ethics, Awana uses the Bible to teach children to honour God and their fellow human beings.
The goal of Awana Clubs is to reach boys and girls for Christ and train them to serve Him. Since 1950, churches have been using Awana to reach out to the youth in their communities. The Awana Clubs program is distinctively Christian and Bible-centered. Of course, Awana Clubs do not exclude kids based on their religious affiliation. The club meetings are open to all.
Awana is a non-denominational children's ministry committed to “reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him.” At Westview our Sunday afternoon Awana meetings consist of three segments: Game Time, Handbook Time and Council Time. Westview's Awana ministry offers programs for kids age 3 - grade 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
During Game Time, boys and girls play games using unique Awana Game Square. In Handbook Time, children work through age-appropriate handbooks memorizing Bible verses and doing a range of activities including community service. They earn awards by accomplishing specific tasks. The final segment, Council Time, includes lessons based upon Christian principles.
The Awana Clubs are divided by age:
Cubbies – Preschoolers (3 & 4 yrs.)
Sparks – Kindergarten to Grade 2
Truth & Training (T&T) – Grades 3 to 6