Welcome to AWANA at Shawnee Bible Church!
For current safety measures we are taking temperatures at the door, facemasks are available, and we ask all clubbers to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer as a part of check in.
Club meets on Wednesday nights from 6:20 to 8:00 p.m. September through early-May.
AWANA teaches children that God is real, He loves them, and He has expressed that love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Kids learn how God is involved in their daily lives if they have a relationship with him through his Son Jesus. Bible-based lessons teach them how to obey God in a complex world, and we have fun in the process!
Here are the clubs we are offering for the 2020--2021 year:
CUBBIES (3—5 Year Olds)
Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year old) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word. Whether it's the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their "Cubbies friends," they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes. Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so he or she will respect and trust Him for life.
SPARKS (K—2nd Grades)
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. Sparkies love to wear their red vests, join in games, and spend time with their leaders and friends. Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider, WingRunner, SkyStormer.
Each year, Sparks clubbers explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture, memorize Bible verses, and complete handbook activities. The handbooks, combined with lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know From the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!
T&T (3rd—6th Grades)
Truth & Training guides 3rd-6th graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, as they grow in Christ’s grace. Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child's knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life. T&T is comprised of two clubs with distinct curriculum, uniforms and awards:
T&T Ultimate Adventure teaches 3rd and 4th graders that salvation in Christ is the ultimate adventure! They learn that the Bible is true and that they can trust what it says. Each Ultimate Adventure handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that 3rd & 4th graders frequently ask. Clubbers learn eight answers to each of these questions along with the Bible verses to back up the answers. The handbooks include Bible studies and activities that allow children to go deeper into the subject matter. Before working in a handbook, kids new to T&T complete a short booklet that explains God's plan of salvation.
T&T Ultimate Challenge trains 5th and 6th graders that walking faithfully with Christ is the ultimate challenge! Each handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that pre-teens typically ask. Kids learn eight answers to each of these questions, memorizing verses that back up the answers. Bible studies, activities and service opportunities take them further into the subject matter. Before working in a handbook, kids new to T&T complete a short booklet that explains God's plan of salvation.
Trek (7th—8th Grades)
Trek is designed to engage junior highers in learning and thinking through biblical answers to significant worldview questions and how the gospel impacts students' lives on a daily basis.
Pastor Jon Gohdes
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