What is Awana?
The Awana club (Aproved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) gives children a foundation of Biblical teaching in a fun-filled atmosphere. It trains them to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ through scripture memorization, discipleship, a directed lesson time, and games.
At Wausau Alliance Church, we host club for ages 3 through 5th grade. The 3 and 4 year olds meet “Cubbie Bear” in His Apple Orchard as they learn about God’s creative power and character. Kindergarten through 2nd grade meet a new character, “Sparky”, and learn about God from biographies throughout the Bible. 3rd through 5th graders learn about God’s purposes for us as they answer questions like, “Who is God?” and “Why did God give us the Bible?”
Each clubber gets a handbook for his or her club that is brought home and worked through with the parent. These handbooks teach important lessons and help the clubbers earn awards by memorizing parts of the Bible and doing what the Bible says. This can be a great tool as parents seek to nurture Godly thinking in their children’s lives.
Why do I need Awana?
Training children to know and love God and His Word is a responsibility entrusted to parents. Awana does not replace that responsibility but assists parents in teaching their children by providing a systematic format to learn who God is, why His Word can be trusted, and what His Word says. The goal of the child’s journey through Awana is to understand God’s Word and obey it.
When is Awana?
Awana is held on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:45pm September through May.
What if my child is in 6th grade or above?
If you are looking for student ministries for 6th grade through high school at Wausau Alliance Church, please see our information on Remnant Student Ministries.
LB Whaples oversees the Awana program at Wausau Alliance Church. Email LB.