AWANA at South Suburban Evangelical Free Church

Awana is a Christ-centered club for boys and girls to help them develop physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. The name “Awana” is an acrostic: Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed. It is based on the the Bible verse that says, “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version).

Adventures of Jesus Christ

Fun-filled games, warm fellowship, and exciting activities that encourage both group and individual participation are the backdrop for the two main goals: reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve him.

Awana CLUB starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019!

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Awana Clubs

There are four clubs within our Awana program. Boys and girls are assigned to a club by age and school grade as follows:

  • Cubbies: for clubber 3 (on or before 9/1/18) thru 5 years old, not in kindergarten
  • Sparks: kindergarten – second grade
  • Truth and Training (T&T) Girls: third grade – entering sixth grade
  • Truth and Training (T&T) Boys: third grade – entering sixth grade

Sixth Grade students can choose to be a part of Awana or Youth Group

Awana Club Night

  • 1. Check-in

    Begins at 6:15 p.m. – Great Hall (east lobby area)

  • 2. Flag ceremony

    Begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. It includes the pledge of the American and Awana flags, prayer, and announcements.

  • 3. Game Time

    Most games are played on the Awana Game Circle, which helps the clubbers have fun, get physical exercise, and learn good sportsmanship.

  • 4. Small Group Time

    Clubbers progress through age-appropriate handbooks by memorizing Bible verses and digging into the scriptures fro Bible study, demonstrating an understanding of what they are memorizing. Parents can be of tremendous help to their children by helping and listening to their clubber work on the memory verses during the week.

  • 5. Large Time

    The main feature of this time is a Bible lesson that will share a truth from God’s word. This time may also include group singing, as well as recognition of achievement and presentation of awards.

  • 6. Dismissal

    Club concludes promptly at 8:00 p.m. Please come into the building to pick up your child. Awana leaders are concerned about the safety of clubbers, as well as maintaining good discipline and supervision after club time.

Finances

Each clubber pays $16 dues for the year. The dues help pay for the cost of awards and supplies.

  • Cubbies
    • book $10.00
    • vest $11
    • bag (optional) $7
  • Sparks
    • book $10.00
    • vest $11
    • bag (optional) $7
  • T&T
    • book $10.00
    • shirt $17

*If this cost is a hardship to your family, please contact Jeramy Chapman at Jeramy@ssefc.org

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Material

Each Cubbie will receive a Bear Hug booklet. A new Spark clubber will receive a Flight 3:16 booklet.    Each T&T clubber will receive a Start Zone booklet. Once clubbers complete their booklet, they may start working in their Awana handbook. The handbook contains enough material for the entire club year.  Additional options are available for clubbers who finish their book before the year has ended.

The material in the handbooks is laid out in sections. A section usually contains several Bible verses or other material designed to test Bible knowledge and understanding. Material within a section must be recited by clubbers to their leaders with only two helps per section. A “help” is a reminder of a word or short phrase in the section being recited. If the clubber cannot recite the material in the entire section with only two helps, he/she will be encouraged to work on it during handbook time and try again after others have had an opportunity to recite the material they have learned.

Bible verses must be quoted saying the Bible reference first and then the text of the Bible verse. T&T & Cubbies clubbers will work through their books as a group.  Sparks complete their book on an individual pace.  To complete the books during the club year, clubber should complete two sections each night of club.

Awana Award System

Awards are given out during the year as the clubber completes specified sections of the handbook. Year-end awards are presented at Awards Night the first Wednesday in May.

T&T clubbers earn “shares” each night that can be spent at the Awana Store twice each year.

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Uniforms

The purpose of the uniform is to develop club unity as well as provide an appropriate place for clubbers to display earned awards.

Clubbers should wear their uniform each club evening with the awards appropriately displayed. Awards cannot be given if a clubber does not have a uniform.

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