Awana is a Christ centered, Bible based ministry committed to reaching children and youth with the gospel of Christ. Weekly programs promote an atmosphere of fun and excitement as young people learn at church. The acronym Awana stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. The key verse of Awana is 2 Timothy 2:15: "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be shamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
It's the best message a child, young person, or adult could ever receive: For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9). Children, teens, and adults find hope for eternal life in the finished work of Christ on the cross.
Awana offers a unique combination of fun & games PLUS Bible-based learning. Young people hear a clear presentation of the gospel and memorize Scripture according to a systematic plan for learning key Bible doctrines. In addition to weekly club meetings, Awana special events bring added excitement and opportunities for spiritual growth and outreach to parents.