Village Awana

Welcome to Awana, our Village Kids small group discipleship program! Your kids will grow in their walk with the Lord through worship, teaching, and scripture memorization. We are honored to have offered Awana for over 40 years, including a successful year of virtual ministry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are looking forward to offering another year of Awana starting this fall, September 2022 – May 2023. Registration is closed as our groups and waitlists for currently full. Email us with any questions.

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What is Awana?

Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background. 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.

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Weekly Meetings

We meet Wednesday nights, 6:30-8pm, during the school year, mid-September to mid-May.
3/4 year olds meet in Lower Kids Village, Kinder-5th check-in in the Fireside room.

 

All parents check in their children through KidCheck, our digital security system, and a nametag is printed for their child along with a uniquely coded pick up tag for the guardians. The adult picking up the child must have this code at check out. KidCheck provides a mobile app for easy check in/check out.

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Registration & Cost

Our Awana group has reached it’s capacity and waitlists are full. We hope to offer a larger group next year for all who wish to attend!

To attend Awana, every child has a $35 registration fee to help cover materials throughout the year. Kids will also need a handbook for $15 so they can complete fun study activities together and memorize verses. Kids will earn patches at progress markers throughout the book and will earn an award at the end of the year upon completion of their book. More details about books and awards can be found below.

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Ministry Partners

Awana Leaders are an integral part of our team. We would not be able to serve the community through Village Awana without our amazing team of supporters who ministry our kids each year. Whether weekly or at special events, each and every partner is valued. We could not reach over 100 clubbers a year without your generous support!

We are now recruiting for volunteers for this small group discipleship ministry! Join our 2022-2023 team as a small group leader or large group teach. We are most in need of leaders for  1st and 2nd grade, as well as adults to shepherd our 3rd-5th graders. Email us with any questions!

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Cubbies

3- and 4-year olds as of Sept 1

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 (this year, the HoneyComb Book) at the same pace, hearing lessons and experiencing crafts that relate to their weekly memory verse. Weekly Bear Hug sections include memory verses, Bible lessons, and activities. Throughout the book there are opportunities to earn stickers for their book and patches for their vest. At the end of the year, Cubbies who complete the book will be awards a green ribbon.

The HoneyComb Book includes extra credit sections, called Under the Apple Tree, for those who are excited to memorize more!

Sparks

Kindergarten through Second Grade

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. Kids spend the evening playing team building games, listening to an engaging story, and working through their handbook with their leader to complete activities and recite verses.

All Kindergarteners, First Graders, and Second Graders work through their respective books at the same pace according to the yearly schedule (shared upon registration):

• Kindergarten: HangGlider Book
• First Grade: WingRunner Book
• Second Grade: SkyStormer Book

Throughout the books, Sparks earn jewels on their flight wings badge. On completion of the book, kids will receive a green ribbon (HangGlider), blue ribbon (WingRunner), or hanging plaque (SkyStormer).

For kids who want extra credit,  extra credit Frequent Flyer handbooks are available for purchase.

Truth and Training (T&T)

Third through Fifth Grade

Truth and Training teaches kids the truth of God’s Word, teaching them to follow Him and practice His grace. All T&Ters work through the same handbook at the same pace (this year, Agents of Grace) and experience a large group lesson and small group discussion based around their memory verse and book actives for the week.

The T&T book is split into four units. At the end of each units, kids earn two patches for their uniform. On completion of the book, clubbers earn a ribbon or trophy (based on how many books they’ve completed).

Extra credit is available in the book, in Silver (study) and Gold (memorization) options. These are also split into four units. At the end of each unit, kids earn a Silver or Gold patch. On completion of all the units, kids earn a bonus certificate at the end of the year.

*Returning Sixth Graders are welcome to attend Awana. However, we do encourage all sixth graders to attend Village’s Youth programming, also on Wednesdays at 7pm. If your 6th grader would like to recite verses at the beginning of club and then join Youth Group, we ask that the parent/guardian of the 6th grader stay to walk their student to Youth Group before leaving. Please email Drew Fajen (Pastor of Students and Their Families) for more information on Youth.