AWANA Clubs

“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.

Our AWANA Clubs combine Bible memorization, worship, games, relationship building, and spiritual values in a fun, positive atmosphere. Leaders share God’s love while interacting with the clubbers. We invite your child to participate as the seeds of God’s Word are planted and cultivated.

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

Our Clubs

We host AWANA Wednesday nights, September-May, from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This time coincides with many of our ministries including Korean Fellowship, Hispanic Fellowship, Middle and High school life groups, choir rehearsal, and much more. We encourage you to join a group and spend your Wednesday evenings at Village alongside your clubbers!

We offer four clubs for clubbers in ages two through sixth grade:

Puggles

2-year olds of AWANA Leaders

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. They are dropped off and picked up in our nursery, the lower floor of the Sanctuary building. 2-year olds of any AWANA Volunteer – table leader, game leader, story teller, substitute, secretary, director – may participate!

During Puggles meetings, our little ones sing their theme song together, enjoy an interactive story, a weekly craft, and share a snack. There is no memorization or activity required outside of Puggles meetings.

 

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. Check in for our Sparks is in the South Gym at the mobile KidCheck station. Throughout the night they experience games, story, and recitation time. Parents can pick up their Sparks in Upstairs Kid’s Village where the clubbers will be separated by grade.

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. Cubbies check in is in Downstairs Kid’s Village. They recite a memory verse to their leader, experience game time, a bible story and puppet show, and end the night with a craft and snack. Parents will pick up from the same rooms.

All Cubbies work through the same book, either HoneyComb or AppleSeed, at the same pace. Their weekly Bear Hug sections include memory verses, Bible lessons, and activities. The handbook includes extra credit sections, called Under the Apple Tree.

 

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. T&T clubbers check in with the Sparks at the mobile KidCheck station in the Gym, then continue to the Fellowship Hall for the start of club. Clubbers start their night with recitation and story time before moving into discussing the material in small groups. At the end of the night, clubbers can be picked up from the Fellowship Hall.

All T&T clubbers work through the same book at the same pace each year. 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).

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.

There are many ways to get involved with AWANA. 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 both Sparks and T&T, Secretaries keep track of clubbers’ progress through their handbooks and hand out section awards when appropriate. In T&T, they also assist with check in and out.
  • 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 meet your child and help them grow in their knowledge of the Lord and AWANA Clubs. Our club year begins in September and wraps up in May. We meet Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Registration

Registration will open for the 2020-2021 club year in August. We will take registration through an online form until September 16, 2020. Registration may continue longer for certain clubs based on attendance.

Check In

Here at Village we use KidCheck for our weekly Village Kids events. KidCheck is simple to use! Simply arrive at club and we’ll help you sign up quickly, or download the app from home and complete the set up before even arriving.
If you have little ones who will spend the night in our nursery while you volunteer, you will check them in through KidCheck as well.

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!