AWANA Online

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

For over six decades, the Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. The unchanging truth of the gospel drives the same vision we’ve held all these years to reach children in every corner of the globe as we walk boldly into the future and continue to be used by God to help change the world.

Village Church has been honored to offer AWANA for over 40 years and excited to offer AWANA again this year. Our Village clubs will look and feel much different than in years past, though our mission remains the same; share the gospel, disciple children, and grow in relationship.

We encourage all families and students to participate in AWANA. Our prayer is that the flexibility will encourage more participation, more spiritual conversations in the home, and more opportunities to see and feel the presence of Jesus in the lives of our children, our parents, and our community.

Questions? Email us for more information
on how you can get started in AWANA Online at Village.

Our Clubs

For the 2020-2021 club year, AWANA at Village will be moving to a remote platform. Each student will have the choice to register for either AWANA-Home, AWANA-Coach, or (for Truth and Training Clubbers) AWANA-FLIP or AWANA-FLIP+. Please read the definitions below to determine which level of participation will work for your family.

  • AWANA-Home: Family-based learning offered for all clubs; Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, and Truth and Training. All workbook and scripture memorization done independently and at home.
  • AWANA-Coach: Offered for Puggles, Cubbiess and Sparks only. Your coach will be a Ministry Partner specific to your club. He/she will check in on your family a minimum of one time per month to pray with you and offer support to both parents and students in your AWANA-Home ministry. If your child is working toward jewels, patches, and/or awards, your coach will be able to assist with documentation of your student’s progress.
    • Monthly packets/videos: When you opt in for an AWANA-Coach, your student will also have access to monthly packets (pick-up dates TBD) and videos from their coaches.
  • AWANA-FLIP (Friends, Learning, Interaction, Play): Offered for Truth and Training only. Weekly online option for our Truth and Training students (grades 3-6) on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30pm. Fast paced, interactive, AWANA lessons and games. Designed to encourage students to dive deeper into scripture in small groups and think about how God is speaking to them in and through the stories of the Bible.
    • AWANA-FLIP+: Offered for Truth and Training only. Designed for Truth and Training students who are working toward patches/awards in their handbook. During the weekly online meeting from 6:30-7:30pm, clubbers will have the opportunity to meet with a leader within the first 15 minutes of club and recite memorized scripture(s) and ask questions/receive assistance with book work.

 

During Christmas break, we will assess how the year is going and consider how to proceed based on COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations from the Oregon Department of Education, CDC, and our COVID-19 Task Force Team at Village.

Puggles

2-year olds 

Puggles Teacher: Ruth Jones

Puggles recognizes the learning ability of 2-year olds by introducing biblical truth at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.

Every first Wednesday of the month are Puggle Packet Days. Families can drive into the Village parking lot and pick up a month’s worth of at home Puggle Packets. More details on time, location, and contents will be communicated with you monthly via email. Within the first week of each month, our Puggle Director Ruth Jones will email a video package to families containing short lessons and bible stories. These are for you to use to engage your Puggle at any time.

 

Sparks

Kindergarten through Second Grade

Sparks Director: Michael Penner

Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparks Club is self led. Families talk through the lessons and memorize the short verses at home, reciting them to guardians, neighbors, or extended family. Families have the option of choosing AWANA-Home or AWANA-Coach for their Sparks.

Sparks are free to move through their handbook as slowly or as quickly as they like. Kindergarten and brand new clubbers begin in the Hang Glider handbook. Clubbers who complete Hang Glider will begin the Wing Runner handbook the next club year. The same goes for the third and final Sparks book, Wing Runner.

Cubbies

3- and 4-year olds as of Sept 1

Cubbies Director: Amy Vanderveen

Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word. All Cubbies work through the same handbook at the same pace. Every Cubbie will need to purchase a new book this year regardless if they finished their book last year. Their weekly Bear Hug sections include memory verses, Bible lessons, and activities. The handbook includes extra credit sections, called Under the Apple Tree.

Families have the option of choosing AWANA-home or AWANA-Coach for their Cubbies.

 

 

Truth and Training (T&T)

Third through Sixth Grade

T&T Director: Angie Lausche

The Truth & Training curriculum teaches kids the truth of God’s Word, trains them to follow Him and practice His grace. All TnTers work through the same handbook at the same pace. Weekly stories will be based off of that week’s session, but will still be beneficial to clubbers who haven’t purchased a book. Our books are focused around grace: Grace in Action, Evidence of Grace, Agents of Grace, and Discovery of Grace. Each handbook contains 30 Bible studies, memory verses, and plenty of extra credit (verses, studies, and activities).

Families can choose between three options for the Truth and Training Clubbers: AWANA-Home (book study at home), AWANA-FLIP (online meeting only), or AWANA-FLIP+ (online meeting and verse recitation to a leader).

Our Volunteers

AWANA Volunteers are an integral part of our clubs. We would not be able to serve the community through AWANA Clubs without our amazing team of supporters who rise to the challenge each year. Whether weekly or only at special events, each and every volunteer is valued. We could not reach over 100 clubbers a year without their generous support.

Because of the move to remote club, we are not in need of these positions. However, if you join us next year, please consider joining our team! If Table Leader isn’t your calling, we guarantee you’ll find yourself fitting in perfectly with another position. If a weekly commitment is too much at this time, please ask about biweekly or once a month options. We would love to work with you!

  • Secretary – In Cubbies, Sparks, and T&T, Secretaries keep track of clubbers’ progress through their handbooks and hand out section awards when appropriate as well as assisting with the KidCheck check in system.
  • Story Teller – Engages the clubbers in a short story. For Cubbies and T&T, we have lesson plans that help guide the Clubbers into a discussion about their weekly memory verse.
  • Cubbies Puppet Show/Opener – The Cubbies start their night with a Puppet Show that ties into the nightly lesson. The script is about a page long and doesn’t take the Open and Puppets longer than a few minutes to get through.
  • Game Leader – One Game Leader for each club, leading small groups of Clubbers through some active games to get the wiggles out. There are game handbooks for each club you can work out of or create your own. Various game time materials are available
  • Table Leader – You spend the year with a table group of clubbers, listening to verse recitation, discussing the lesson, and helping encourage in game time. The amount of clubbers per leader varies per age group and you will always be surrounded with other leaders.
  • T&T Verse Listener – Can’t stay the whole night? All T&T clubbers recite their weekly verses (and any extra credit) in the first half hour of club. All we require is your signature in their books and you’re good to go!
  • Substitute – We are always in need of someone willing to step in for a night!

 

Found something you can do? Email JoAnna Flynn, Village Kids Director with any and all questions.

Join Us

We would love to have the opportunity to connect with your child. Book Pick Up will begin mid-September. Drive Through Awards will be held mid-May. Truth and Training virtual meetings will be held Wednesday nights.

Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 club year is now closed. Please email us to see if you are interested in joining.
Registration for the 2021-2022 club year will open August 1, 2021 

Tell Me More!

Have questions or want to know more about a specific club? We’re all ears! Email us at [email protected] or you can reach out to JoAnna Flynn, Village Kids Director.
We look forward to hearing from you!