AWANA is a Bible-based, Christ-centered program for children. The word AWANA stands for Approved
Workmen Are Not Ashamed and comes from the Bible verse, II Timothy 2:15: “Study to show thyself
approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
The goal of AWANA is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ, and to train them to serve Him. It is a great honor to serve
God in this way and to lead children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
The Emmanuel Baptist Church AWANA program runs from September through June and we meet on Wednesday nights from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Awana Clubs are an exciting opportunity for our children to benefit spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally from each weekly meeting. Our Awana clubs offers a positive, loving atmosphere. Through Awana, our children can develop their social skills such as sharing, listening and relating to others. Through achievement and awards, our children will gain a sense of accomplishment that leads to future successes in all areas of life. The heart of Awana is its biblical stand that stresses the preeminence of the Word of God. The great Scripture verses on salvation and Christian growth are the core of all the Awana achievements.
Weekly meetings have three components: council time, handbook time, & game time. Council time, includes flag ceremonies, music, announcements and a Bible lesson. Handbook time emphasizes individual contact between clubbers and leaders. Leaders meet with a small group of clubbers to listen to them recite their memory work and to encourage them to greater participation and handbook achievements. Clubbers earn handbook awards during this part of the meeting. Game time teaches fair play and teamwork while providing a release for stored-up energy.
Awana Clubs International, which derives its name from 2 Timothy. In 1950 Awana was founded in Chicago, Illinois by Art Rohiem and Lance ‘Doc” Latham. It is an international Bible-centered youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs and programs for three-year-olds through highschoolers. Our goal is to reach boys and girls and their families with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.