AWANA    Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

What is AWANA?


AWANA is an international, Bible-centered children's and youth ministry that provides churches with weekly clubs, programs and training for students in preschool through high school. The goal is to reach children, and their families, with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.  The AWANA program has been around for over 50 years

The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from II Timothy 2:15.

Each AWANA night consists of three main activities (1) handbook time; (2) game time/snack time, (3) closing program.  Handbook time is an opportunity for children to learn various Bible verses. Closing time is for singing songs and for one of the Leaders giving a short devotion from the Bible to the children.


What is the Age for AWANA?

We have clubs for children ages 3 years old through high school.



Is there a fee?

There is a charge for the club book and a vest or shirt once your child passes the entrance lever.  These respective costs will be given to parents at the appropriate time.


What does my child need to bring?

A smile and a readiness to have a great time are the only requirements for the first night. After the first night, students are expected to bring their handbooks and wear their club uniforms (the appropriate AWANA vest or shirt).


What are the meeting times?

Our AWANA club meeting begins promptly at 5:00 pm and ends at 7:30 pm each Sunday evening September - May.  We follow the area school schedule for holidays and breaks.                                                                                                            

Are there activities for the adults?


Yes!!  Parents and/or guardians are encouraged to be a part of our club night by getting involved in the Awana ministry or by attending the Emmanuel Baptist Church Bible Study and Prayer time which begins at 7:00 pm in the main sanctuary. This is a sound study of the Word of God led by our Pastor.

Is this a safe place for my child (children) to be?                                                                             

We at Emmanuel want to assure you that we are doing and will do everything possible to keep your child (children) safe.  Your child will be under supervision at all times.  They are led to each activity by their adult leader(s).  At the conclusion of the Club Meeting your child (children) will only be released to you or a someone that you have designated by written permission