Each AWANA Club meeting is divided into five segments designed to provide excitement and learning for the meeting participants.
Each club night officially begins with a flag ceremony, announcements, and prayer. AWANA Clubbers pledge to the American and AWANA flags; the latter reminds everyone we have AWANA, “to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.”
This is the time for clubbers to recite verses and complete sections in their handbooks. Clubbers work one-on-one or in small groups with a trained leader to recite key Bible verses they memorized. The AWANA Club leaders talk with the children to ensure they understand the verses that teach them how to know and follow God. Throughout the year, awards are given in recognition to the children who have completed the different sections in their AWANA Club handbooks.
We encourage families to set aside time each day to complete activities and/or review verses in the child’s handbook. To complete a book within the year, Sparks will need to average 3 sections an evening and T&T has one section assigned per week.
Leaders will work with children to learn verses and other book requirements during class as well, but it is highly unlikely that the child only working on their handbook on Sunday evenings will complete their book or have assimilated the verses and concepts in a meaningful way over the year’s time.
This is the time that clubbers engage in Biblical teaching in a larger group setting, singing, Bible, and prayer. Each AWANA Club group comes together to hear age-appropriate Bible lessons to learn more about who God is, how to have a deeper relationship with him, what concepts like Faith and Love and Grace mean, and how to live in a way that pleases and honors God.
All pre-school and grade school clubbers get a time of running, jumping, cheering – and lots more – on the Awana Game Circle in team play (Cubbies) and competition (Sparks and T&T). Puggles typically have all their activities within their room. To ensure the safety of all children and prevent as many “boo-boos” as possible, we ask that parents bring their children dressed in long pants and sneakers. Children who arrive without appropriate attire may be kept from participating in certain games for their safety.
This is the time of the evening where Sparks and T&T re-gather on the game circle in the gym to receive earned awards, hear announcements about upcoming events and thank the Lord for the great evening. Clubbers are then dismissed to their parents. We encourage all parents to observe the closing ceremonies each week to support their child’s accomplishments and hear important announcements.
AWANA CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE
5:45 — 6:00 pm
Check in **
6:00 –– 6:05 pm
Opening Flag Ceremony and Prayer
6:05 –– 6:30 pm
Game Time for T&T
Handbook Time for Sparks
6:30 –– 7:00 pm
Game Time for Sparks
Handbook Time for T&T
7:00 –– 7:30 pm
Council Time for Sparks and T&T
7:30 –– 7:40 pm
Closing Ceremony (T&T and Sparks) in Gym
Cubbies and Puggles dismissed from classrooms
7:30 — 7:45 pm
T&T and Sparks dismissal – parent pick up from Gym
** For the safety of each AWANA Club participant, parents are asked to come inside to pick up the KidsCheck© identification sticker and accompany their child(ren) to the AWANA Registration Table with the sticker. At the end of the evening, whoever is picking up the child must show the identification sticker (or a photo of it on their phone). To speed check-in, we strongly encourage parents to use the KidsCheck© App, so the identification sticker is printed for pick us as you walk in.
Youth AWANA Program (Trek and Journey)
We also offer a Youth AWANA program at Captial Baptist Church. To register for this program, please contact Pastor Ryan Sturgis.