Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

2 Timothy 2:15

One of our children's ministries at Liberty, AWANA, is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, derived from 2 Timothy 2:15

What is AWANA?

AWANA  is a fun-filled program for children newborn through 6th grade on Wednesday evenings. We also offer Radiate for students in grades 7–12 at this time. In these programs, kids develop life-long Bible knowledge, memorize Scripture verses, and learn to apply God's truth to their lives.
AWANA Clubs exists to reach children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ, to equip them to honor God, to grow them in their faith, and to challenge them to fulfill the Great Commission. We believe one of the most important gifts we can give to the next generation is a deep and lasting knowledge of God’s Word. AWANA is designed to help parents cultivate that in the lives of our kids through an exciting, weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
AWANA impacts and shapes the lives of millions of kids and adults worldwide through proven resources and expertise that help churches and families develop lifelong disciples of Christ.

AWANA Clubs Available

T&T® engages upper elementary (4th-6th grade) children by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace.
Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary (1st-3rd grade) children to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
Cubbies®celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3-5 years old) by helping them to develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.
Puggles®recognizes the learning ability of nursery age children by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own AWANA club just like their older siblings. They will go directly to the nursery when they arrive, and will be picked up there as well.
No matter how old they are or where they live, all children need the life-altering hope found in Jesus.

AWANA Club Meetings

What does a typical AWANA Club meeting look like?

Opening Ceremony

The purpose of the Opening Ceremony is to bring clubbers together at the beginning of the evening. It consists of songs, prayer, and lots of excitement!

Game Time

Game Time is a highly charged and fast moving time of recreation and competition, supervised diligently and capably by our trained staff. It provides structured fun that interests kids, but also teaches them the value of teamwork and acceptance.

Handbook Time

Handbook Time is devoted to scripture memorization, explanation, and learning. Leaders provide one-on-one time with the clubbers answering their questions and listening.

Council Time

Council time is a worship experience and presentation of the Bible appropriate to the needs of children, and includes a Bible-themed message to the clubbers.

Awards Time & Closing Ceremony

This is the time of each night when AWANA clubbers receive the awards they earned for the week, as well as a time to get excited about what God is doing before we send everyone home with their parents/guardians.

When do AWANA Clubs meet?

AWANA Wednesdays

Wednesdays 6:30-8 pm

AWANA is committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him. 

Other Fun Stuff!

Theme Nights

Each month we hold theme nights to encourage participation among the leaders and clubbers of our AWANA Clubs – also because theme nights are a lot of fun!

Information will be sent home prior to all theme nights and special events to ensure all clubbers and their parents are aware of current happenings.

October 30 - Halloween
November 20 - Football
January - Pizza Party
February 12 - Be My Valentine
March 25 - Tacky Wacky

Uniforms

An important part of AWANA is to establish unity and discipline within children (and leaders). AWANA uses uniforms to assist in this effort. Uniforms are also a neat place to display awards.

Uniforms are available to all clubbers after completing their entrance booklets.

Schedule

AWANA clubs meet at Liberty each Wednesday night from 6:30-8 pm, roughly following the school year with breaks in winter and summer.

You'll find our AWANA event schedule at the bottom right of this page. Please note that these are special events only. Unless otherwise noted, AWANA will be held each Wednesday.

Drop-off and Pick-up

Please try to drop off your children between 6:15 and 6:30 pm

Please return to pick up your children at 8 pm. All clubbers must be picked up by a parent or pre-arranged guardian to avoid any confusion and safety risks.

Check in and check out is held in the Kidz World building, except for Puggles who check-in at the nursery.

Our AWANA Team is looking forward to another great year of serving alongside parents as we seek to make an impact for eternity in the lives of students. Anyone interested in getting involved as a volunteer is welcome. Remember you must be a Liberty member to volunteer and have completed the Children's Ministries Application found here.

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