AWANA


“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed, correctly teaching the word of truth.”

2 Timothy 2:15

 

Calvary Church is involved in the very popular AWANA International Ministry. AWANA is a Bible-centered youth ministry program that provides local churches with weekly clubs for children Age 3 through Sixth Grade.

Why AWANA?  “Because Kids Matter to God.

Calvary Church’s well established AWANA program is used to reach out to children in their community. Our goal is to reach boys and girls, and their families, with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. The acronym comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 AWANA means:

Approved
Workmen
Are
Not
Ashamed

The AWANA organization is leading Kids Worldwide to Know, Love and Serve Christ

AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community. As a ministry leader for 60 years, AWANA is making an impact. A recent national survey found AWANA to be as important to our alumni’s spiritual foundation as all other church activities combined. Among alumni who participated in our programs for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults!

Each week, more than one million kids ages 2 to 18 participate in AWANA. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and more than 8,000 internationally run AWANA programs that change young lives through biblical truth.

 

AWANA At Calvary Church

In Partnership with families, AWANA at Calvary uses Scripture, relationships, and fun to engage children with the gospel of Jesus Christ and equip them for lifelong discipleship.” “AWANA club meets Friday nights from 6:20-8:00 pm for fun, worship, games, discipleship, Biblical teaching, and scripture memorization. The night features an opening time followed by 3 main segments:

 

 

Opening time: We gather together as a whole club to sing, pray, and get ready for the night.

Game time: Fun, energetic time that engages children right from the start in games and team-building activities.

Large Group time: Includes ages-appropriate Bible teaching, with options such as worship, singing, announcements, and handing out badges.

Small group time: Leaders disciple a small group of students by building relationships, discussing the Bible lesson or book sections, answering questions, praying for one another, and completing handbook requirements.

 

After the opening time, children spend the rest of the night with trained leaders, who have passed criminal background checks, in the following age-appropriate groups:

 

Cubbies: Preschool – Ages 3-4  

Sparks: Kindergarten – Grade 2  

T&T: Grades 3-6

 

 

 

 

When does AWANA meet?

  • AWANA meets every Friday night from September-May from 6:20-8:00 pm. Visitors are welcome to come check us out any Friday night; please call the church office to check for last-minute changes.
  • AWANA is for children age 3 – Grade 6.

 

Annual registration fee is $30 for 1 child, $50 for 2 children, or $60 for 3 or more children in the same family, plus cost for handbooks and uniforms. If cost is a hardship, scholarships are available. No child is turned away. For more information, contact awanacalvarywh@calvaryct.org or 860-236-1245.

Awana Registration Forms are available at the church or you may fill this online form out in its place: