What is AWANA?
AWANA is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. This is taken from the key verse II Timothy 2:15 "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." AWANA's stated goal is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve him. Clubbers hide God's word in their hearts through Scripture memorization.
When does AWANA meet?
Club meets on Monday nights 6:30-8:00 from September through mid-May. We follow the Randolph Central School calendar; we do not meet if school is not in session.
All children in K-6 are welcome. K-2 are part of the Sparks program and 3-6 take part in Truth and Training.
Who can attend AWANA?
Each night starts with an Opening Ceremony with all clubbers together. Club is opened with a flag ceremony with both the American flag and AWANA flag followed by prayer. Clubbers are then split into their groups. One group partcipates in Game Time while the others partcipate in Handbook Time.Game Time takes place around the AWANA circle. Clubbers are split into 4 teams: red, blue, green, and yellow. A variety of games are played with the focus being good sportsmanship and teamwork. Handbook Time is a time for clubbers to work on memorizing verses and passing sections in their handbooks. Leaders listen to sections and help clubbers to memorize verses. Sections are passed when clubbers can say the verse without mistakes. The night ends with the whole club together for Council Time. This is a time of singing, Bible stories, and object lessons.
What happens at AWANA?
Faith Bible has had an AWANA club since 2000. We average around 40 clubbers a year. We love to see clubbers grow in their knowledge of God.