"We are just one generation away from Christ not being talked about. In our world something or someone is always discipling our kids. We need tangible tools to disciple our children for the Lord. Our kids are wanting and desiring it. AWANA gives us the tools and resources to equip them to be lifelong disciples of Jesus!"
Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of young children by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home.
In Puggles, the youngest children are drawn into a greater understanding of God and His love for them! Gatherings each week include play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more.
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.
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.
To many children in kindergarten to second grade, 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 from a new portion of Scripture
• Memorize Bible verses
• Complete handbook activities
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.
Additional details to help your family learn more
Children who show signs of fever, vomiting, or other contagious illnesses should be symptom and fever free for 24 hours before coming.
All volunteers are carefully trained and background checked before serving. We also follow a strict check-in process to ensure the safety of your child.
Notify us of all allergies, medical needs, or behavioral needs so we can best assist your family.
AWANA is based on 2 Timothy 2:15 and stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. Our Wednesday night programs are for 2-year-olds through 5th grade and focus on verse memorization and how to apply those verses to our lives.
We hone in on the value of children writing the Word on their hearts at an early age. We want them to engage with Gospel early and learn God's Word is real and active. We are setting a foundation for Christ-like kids to grow into Christ-like adults.
Puggles (2-3 years) and Cubbies (3-5 years):
Every week each group has Bible Story time, hands on experiences, game time, center time, a craft, and snack. Puggles focus on learning their "Big Idea" for the week while the Cubbies practice memorizing their weekly verse.
Sparkies (K-2nd Grade) and TnT (3rd - 5th Grade):
These groups start with the first 30 minutes in homeroom to connecting, reciting verses, and discussing the week's lesson. Next they either go to game time or large group and then rotate. Large group focuses on teaching a weekly lesson that connects with what children are doing at home in their books.
Working through the material through the week, staying connected through weekly emails from Rebecca to know what is coming up and where your kids should be in their material, reviewing verses and main ideas.
Your children will earn AWANA bucks throughout the year that they can use for AWANA store nights. They can earn bucks through attendance, wearing tennis shoes and your AWANA t-shirt, bringing your AWANA book and your bible, bringing a friend (5 points), participating in theme nights, and memorizing verses.
Snack is provided in the classroom for preschoolers. For elementary students, we provide a snack at the end as a grab and go. All kids receive goldfish and water, and if there is an allergy, apple slices and water.
When you arrive, you will check in your child at our kiosk stations and print a name tag for each child. Once you get to their room, please be sure to sign them in on the sheet next to each door. The information on these sheets helps to ensure they earn their AWANA bucks for store night!
Every year our AWANA kids bring canned goods to help our local community! This year we will be supporting Cooperative Community Ministries in Thomasville.
Through our annual quarter drive, we are able to help a public school each year in Africa to be equipped with AWANA to share the Gospel and God’s Word with children!
David and Liz Roach have been AWANA missionaries for North Carolina since 2010. Through our annual quarter drive, our kids help their family bring AWANA to more churches!
Through intentional engagement with a child's developmental stage in mind, leaders can play a role in the beginning phases of discipleship.
Together with AWANA we provide a variety of resources to equip leaders in to teach key Biblical concepts, share the gospel, and build relationships.
"Every week I get the amazing privilege of learning Scripture right beside my third graders in Awana! What a gift it is to watch God's Word shape us all!"