AWANA

AWANA

Midway Community Church is pleased to offer Awana!

Game Circle!

Game Circle!

Midway offers Awana on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM and is open to the community.

What Is Awana?

The name Awana comes from the first letters of the phrase “approved workmen are not ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15). Awana is a ministry the helps parents and churches raise children to know, love and serve Christ. It is a Bible based children’s program that is centered on the gospel and makes scripture memorization fun.

Our club is held on Sunday nights from 5:00pm until 6:45pm for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The typical club night will contain the following segments:

Opening Ceremony
—Club night begins with a large group rally that includes pledges, music and general announcements.

Handbook Time—The group is separated into “clubs” based on a child’s grade in school. Children (“clubbers”) work one on one with a trained leader to finish assignments in their curriculum handbook. Memorizing and understanding key Bible verses teach children to know and follow God.

Large Group Time—Clubbers and leaders gather together for singing, club specific announcements and, most importantly, a practical Bible message.

Game Time—On the Awana game circle, clubbers unleash their energy while learning teamwork and sportsmanship.

Meeting schedule

  Sparks
K – 2nd grade
Truth & Training (T&T)
>3rd – 5th grade
5:00pm – 5:05pm Opening Ceremony Opening Ceremony
5:10pm – 5:40pm Handbook Time Handbook Time
5:45pm – 6:15pm Large Group Time Game Time
6:20pm – 6:45pm Game Time Large Group Time

Achievement Awards

Awards are a key feature of Awana. Throughout the year, clubbers can earn achievement awards to display on their uniforms as they progress through handbooks. Clubbers can also receive book completion awards at the end of the club year. In addition to individual awards, teams earn weekly awards for achievement and behavior throughout a club night that are celebrated at the end of the club meeting.

The following is a description of the Awana Club Awards:

ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Completion of Entrance Book Uniform shirt or vest (for purchase)
Completion of 1st Section in Handbook Patch and/or 1st Achievement Seal
Completion of Subsequent Handbook Sections Achievement Seals or Jewels
Completion of Handbook Ribbon, Patch and/or Trophy
Club Attendance * Attendance Stickers or Jewels
Sunday School or Church Attendance ** Attendance Stickers or Patches
Adopt-A-Club Sleeve or Vest Patch
Year-End Achievement Various Ribbons & Trophies

* A clubber can earn up to 4 Club Attendance awards per year by having no more than 1 absence per quarter (September/October; November/December; January/February; March/April).
**A clubber can earn up to 2 Sunday School/Church Attendance awards by having no more than 2 absences per half year (September-December; January-April).
Participation Costs
Uniforms are an important component of the Awana ministry. They encourage an orderly and disciplined club, reinforce the sense of community and provide a place to display achievement awards. Uniforms are purchased after the clubber has completed the introductory memorization exercises in the Entrance Booklet. This generally requires 3-4 weeks of preparation and club participation.

Handbooks are another key component in Awana. Handbooks teach children God’s word in fun and age-appropriate ways.

The Awana secretary will provide you with further details about uniform and handbook purchases as they are needed. See below for estimated costs.

In addition, club dues of $.50 per week are requested. This money will be used to support our Awana store where clubbers can purchase goodies with their Awana “bucks” (or points) that they’ve earned during club night.

Scholarships are available upon request.

Item Cost Description
Handbooks $8 – $9 Children progress through handbooks at their own pace. Generally, 1 or 2 handbooks are completed each year.
Uniforms $10 – $13 Vests for Sparks or T-shirts for T&T. This is usually a one time cost every 2nd or 3rd year.
Handbags $5 – $6 An optional purchase of a club specific bag for children to carry their Bible, handbook and other items.
Dues $.50/week For support of the Awana store

Parents as Partners

Parental involvement is crucial to a child’s spiritual development. Awana connects our church with parents as partners to nurture children in the ways of the Lord. You can be involved by:
• encouraging your child to come to club each week.
• helping them memorize the verses in at least one section of their handbook each week.
• showing excitement over their achievements.
• communicating any special needs to leaders.

We welcome you to visit our club meetings anytime. If you are interested in becoming an Awana leader or “listener”, have any questions or need more information, please contact the church office or send an email to awana@midwaycc.org. For more information about Awana visit www.awana.org.