Grace Church also sponsors the Awana program, which is designed to help children ages 2 through 18 years to grow in their knowledge of the Bible. Awana is held each year from September to May, on Sunday evenings 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The program will begin on September 8th, 2019 at 5PM.
History of Awana
Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry with fully integrated evangelism and long-term discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involves parents and church leaders. Each week, more than 3.7 million children and youth, 470,000 volunteers and 260 field staff take part in Awana in over 47,000 churches around the world. Offered through local churches, Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. For more information, please check out their website: www.awana.org/parents.
Our team is comprised of volunteers from our church, but we welcome anyone to join. If you are interested in volunteering for leaders, helpers, and/or games, please see Chuck Barber.
Age: 2-3 years old
In many circles, “puggle” is a common term for a baby platypus. In children's ministry circles, Awana Puggles is an enriching program for your pre-Cubbies kids (usually older 2- and younger 3-year-olds) that presents basic biblical concepts through teaching cards, activities, music and games. Awana Puggles leaders have a leader’s guidebook to help them plan and direct club time and communicate the lesson.
Age: 4 years old (Preschool)
Each year of Cubbies will cover both Old Testament and New Testament Bible stories. Thirty-two lessons per year (including two lessons coordinating with the Apple Acres Entrance Booklet and four special days lessons) place special focus on what each Bible story teaches us about God's character.
Age: 5-7 years old (Kindergarten-Second grade)
Sparks® curriculum is comprised of three handbooks. Each handbook builds a foundation of biblical wisdom through memory verse drills, crafts, activities and review of key doctrine and Bible facts.
Age: 8-11 years old (Third-Sixth grade)
Engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace.
Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child's knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.
Age: 11-13 years old (Middle School)
Trek® is Biblically rich content with practical application for your students' lives. Each lesson includes an activity, lesson, memory verse and seven days of devotions that help students understand the Bible.
Age: 14-18 years old (High School)
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.