The goal of Awana Clubs is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of 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. Awana Clubs do not exclude kids based on their religious affiliation.
All Awana clubs follow the same three-segment format which are as follows:
A high-energy Game Time featuring individual and team competition based around the Awana Game Square which has universal appeal. Game Time unleashes kids' natural energy and enthusiasm. Kids everywhere love Awana games! Everyone participates. There are even opportunities for clubs to compete against one-another in annual events such as 'Awana Games'.
Using achievement-oriented curriculum materials, Awana emphasises memorisation and understanding of key Bible verses. With a trained leader alongside to encourage and guide, clubbers develop a Bible-based view of how to know and serve God. Clubbers are rewarded for their achievements as they progress through the handbooks.
Large Group Time
The whole club gathers for a Bible message, singing, and announcements of upcoming events. One highlight of Large Group Time is the presentation of awards for individual handbook progress and team competition.
Awards are an important motivator for most people, and clubbers enjoy them a lot! Most are designed to be attached to a sweat shirt Each clubber receives a free Entrance Booklet on their first night. It includes six or seven sections, including attendance, the club motto, key Bible verse(s), songs, etc. Upon completion, in two or three weeks clubbers receive a membership card, and eligibility to purchase their handbook and uniform.
Uniforms are important again for pride and identity but are not essential. Each handbook contains about a year's worth of achievement for the average clubber. Different awards are earned along the way. Completing a handbook earns additional ribbons or trophies, and recognition at a special awards night with family and friends attending!
Full training is provided for all AWANA clubs and its staff, ensuring all club leaders understand their roles and responsibilities in the running of the club.