What is Awana?

AWANA is a Family Outreach and at AWANA your children not only learn about the Bible and God’s plan of salvation, but they also learn about witnessing to others. AWANA is a ministry the whole family can participate in. Parents become leaders. Children become clubbers. Neighbors kids are invited and in turn start learning Bible verses. Their parents help them memorize the scripture and come to know God’s truth. Children are encouraged to attend church. They also earn awards they can proudly display on their uniforms. All this leads to greater church attendance and more people exposed to the gospel.

How to Join

Please contact Tina Williams or Deborah Cordell at 423-618-0339 for information on registration. You may also just show up on any given Wednesday night  or Sunday night to complete a registration form.

You may also just show up on any given Wednesday night  or Sunday night to complete a regisration form.

New Commander, New and Improved AWANA Ministry. Our new Commander is MRS DEBBIE CORDEL. Mrs. Debbie has 27 years AWANA experience as a Commander and is a mentor to many.  She was trained by some of the best!  The Hobart’s, The Stansbury family,  and The Crowe’s

Club Time

Our club meets every Wednesday night of the school year. Groups in grades preschool – 6th grade meet in the church sanctuary for opening ceremony at 6:45. Check in is between 6:30 – 6:45 – with club starting promtly at 6:45.
Bus service is available, but we must have parental consent forms completed and at least a 24 hour notice for pickup. Call 423-875-8377 for bus service. We cover North Chattanooga and Red Bank, Tennessee with our bus routes. AWANA Bus ministry is for riders kindergarten and up. Those younger than kindergarten must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

***Middle School – High School Students check in at 6:30 and report directly to the youth room***

Kids from Cubbies through Truth and Training are working in a new method for AWANA called, “Together We Move”.  This method keeps the entire class focused on the same scripture and working at the same pace in their handbooks – so NO ONE is left behind. Our regular clubbers and those who are on Citation track will work at a faster pace.

What does AWANA mean?

AWANA is a Bible-based youth program for kids three years old through the 12th grade. The AWANA acronym comes from the bible.

2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.?

The emphasis is on Bible memorization. AWANA is found all over the world and has club ministries in many third world countries. This unique ministry is a proven outreach ministry that gets children involved in learning God’s word and developing a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. The three segments per club evening encompass Handbook time, Game time and Council time.

Handbook Time
Club members use this time to recite Scripture that has been carefully selected to emphasize God’s plan of salvation and how to live daily as Christians. Clubbers work with one Leader throughout the whole year and the leadership ratio is about 1 Leader for every 6 clubbers. Children benefit from the relationships they build with their Leader. Leaders attend annual training and are all carefully screened to ensure the protection and safety of your children. Clubbers earn awards they wear on a uniform that encourages participation in all facets of club. Our TnT through Journey clubs participate in the regional AWANA Bible Quiz held in Chattanooga every spring.

Game Time
The key to AWANA’s success is often stated as GAME TIME because most clubbers will tell you this is their favorite part of club night. Clubbers participate in exciting team games on the AWANA Circle. Competition is not emphasized in the early grades, but gradually will increase with the higher grade levels. AWANA games are fun! Clubbers learn teamwork, sharing, and discipline. Our church participates in the regional AWANA Games with chruches who come together from all over the Southeast region.

Council Time
Council time is when the club Director or Leader shares a Gospel message with the clubbers. Many times these messages tell stories about real life situations. Clubbers learn about missionaries and how God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. Audio and visual aids catch a child’s attention and convey a spiritual truth that they can remember for the rest of their lives.