What is Awana?
AWANA stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed", from 2 Timothy 2:15. It is a nondenominational youth ministry whose goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and train them to serve Him in accordance with 2 Timothy 2:15. The program can be found in 13,000 churches in 110 countries around the world.
AWANA consists of a fun mixture of scripture memorization, council time/singing, and the ever popular game time. If your desire is to ground your child in a knowledge of the scriptures, check out AWANA. For a complete description of the AWANA program, please visit the official AWANA website.
Who Can Attend?
Children throughout the community are welcome to attend.
When is it held?
AWANA is every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. starting in September and going to the first week of May. A general schedule for the current year can be found here. A theme night calendar and be found here.
Modifications due to Covid
Masks are optional for kids
For adults – required for Cubbies Leaders/Secretaries and Listeners for all ages due to the important, very close contact they have with kids
There will be no Opening, students are to go directly to classrooms. Classrooms will always stay together, except when with a Listener.
Game time will be scheduled with classrooms staying together.
During large group time classrooms will stay together and separate from other classes throughout the sanctuary.
Please review the following documents for details:
How do I sign up my child?
Initial sign up for AWANA commences in late August or early September (check the events tab). But you can sign up your child anytime and they can jump in at any point during the school year.
How can I help?
We encourage parents to get involved in helping at AWANA! There are many opportunities available to match up to the gift you have, including listeners, secretaries, game leaders and club leaders. Please prayerfully consider how you can help and then contact us for more information. Training is provided.
How much does it cost?
We only ask that you pay for the book ($10) which is different each year; and the vest/shirt: Cubbies vest $10; Sparks vest $10; Truth and Training polo shirt $16, if you are able.
Who do I contact with questions?
For basic questions about AWANA, contact the CBC office; for questions about how the program works, or how you can help, contact Ron Duvall (605) 280-8577.
What are theme nights?
We like to have some fun and so each Wednesday night has a theme. In the past we have had: duct tape night where your child brings their custom made duct tape attire or accessory; face paint night, where kids come with their faces painted; and every year we have Grand Prix night, where your child brings their grand prix car and races against others; and of course, awards night where we recognize achievements of the children. The current year theme night schedule is here.