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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 6:20 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  starting in September and going to the first week of May.  A theme night calendar and be found here soon.

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 Steve Valland (605) 280-2416.

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.  Click here for the current year theme night schedule.

What are the different clubs?
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Cubbies

Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

Preschoolers love Cubbies! Whether it’s the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their friends, they simply can hardly wait for their next Cubbies meeting. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn so much about God! Lessons focus on the greatness of God's love, His Word, and His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.

(Preschoolers should be age 4 and potty-trained by the starting date of AWANA.  If either of these are not met, the child may still attend if a parent/guardian remains with the child.)

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Sparks

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.  For many children, Sparks is the highlight of the week! They love their red vests, the exciting games and spending time with leaders and friends.

Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™. Each year, kids in Sparks:

• Explore the biographies of people of the Bible
• Memorize Bible verses
• Complete handbook activities

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Truth in Training

The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids the truth of God's Word, trains them to follow Him and practice His grace. In this 4 year curriculum series, kids will explore the fundamental doctrines of Christianity including:

• The character and nature of God
• The structure and sequence of the Bible
• The redemption narrative
• Key practices for followers of Jesus

By encouraging kids to engage in highly biblical and highly relational discipleship, T&T helps students to grow and develop as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

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Trek

Trek challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle school:

• Who am I?
• Why am I here?
• Who’s with me?

By allowing students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions for themselves, we allow them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.

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Journey

Journey® establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God's Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith. Featuring a variety of hosts including Josh Griffin and Sean McDowell, Journey offers four complete years' worth of material that supports your 9th-12th grade high school ministry.

Schedule
Date
Title
Description
January 4
Birthday Party for Jesus/Family Meal!
Rescheduled from December: Parents are welcome to join staff and clubbers at 6:30 for dinner and cake.
January 11
New Year! New Color Team!
New color teams are selected tonight.
January 18
Inside Out Night!
Has Jesus made you clean from the inside out? Wear your clothes inside out tonight.
January 25
Bad Hair Night!
Don't judge someone by their appearance - God doesn't. I Samual 16:7 "...for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
February 1
Adopt-a-Club/Double Shares Night!
How many clubs have we adopted? Time is running out. Keep saying those sections!
February 8
Soup-er Bowl Night!
Want to be super to God? - Be a servant. Bring a canned good for the Food Pantry.
February 15
Grand Prix is Coming!
Attention racers: Get your car kit and draw a design tonight. Car kits are $2.00. Two too much? Then we will give you a kit.
February 22
I'm Tired of Winter Night!
Come dressed like you're ready for a day at the beach on a hot July afternoon! Genesis 8:22 "As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease."
March 1
Up To Date Night!
AWANA ends in May. How is your handbook work coming?
March 8
Grand Prix Night!
Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! Weigh in begins at 5:59 PM - racing follows as quickly as possible. Don't be late!
March 15
Face Paint Night!
Come with your face decorated -- in good taste of course!
March 22
Duct Tape Night!
Come with your custom-made duct tape attire or accessory!
March 29
Stuffed Animal Night!
Lots of things can comfort us but there is someone who will never leave us or forsake us. Know who? Hebrews 13:5 for the answer.
April 5
10 Commandments Review Night!
You learned the 10 commandments in September, let’s see if you remember them all and what they mean!
April 12
Eternal Life Night!
Easter is April 17. Jesus died for your sins and rose again to save forever those who repent and trust in Him. Are you saved?
April 19
Bible Character Night!
Come dressed as your favorite Bible character or animal mentioned in the Bible.
April 26
Be Thankful Night & Awards Night for Cubbies!
Thank God for His faithfulness in providing adults and clubbers to make a successful AWANA program. Thank you all!!
May 4
Awards Night - Sparks and Up!
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