WHAT IS AWANA?
For over 60 years, Awana has been equipping churches and parents worldwide to raise children to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ. Awana is a program for preschoolers through 12th grades that incorporates Bible teaching and scripture memorization with tons of fun.  Awana is committed to its goal of "reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him."  

The AWANA acronym means “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” and is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15: "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

At Antioch, our volunteers are committed to sharing the knowledge of God's word to the next generation and go through yearly training to keep thier skills sharp but we also know how to have fun!  Through AWANA games each night, along with theme nights, suprize nights and our always eagerly anticipated AWANA Pinewood Derby, our kids never lack for excitement during club nights and special events!

ANTIOCH'S AWANA Program consists of FIVE different clubs:

PUGGLES (2-3 year olds) 
Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. 

In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:

God Made Everything
God Saw That It Was Good
God is Love
Give Thanks
Special take-home cards that correspond to each week's lesson help parents nurture their child's faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.




CUBBIES (3- to 5-year olds)
Cubbies celebrate the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.
ubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.
Preschoolers can hardly wait for their next Cubbies club meeting. Whether it's the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their Cubbies friends, they simply love it.

At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.
Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.





SPARKS (K-2nd grade)
Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

To many children in kindergarten to second grade, Sparks is the highlight of the week! They love their red vests, the exciting games and spending time with leaders and friends.

Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™.
Each year, Sparks clubbers:
explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture
memorize Bible verses
complete handbook activities

The handbooks, combined with Large Group Time lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know From the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!




TRUTH & TRAINING (T&T, for short) - 3rd-6th grade
TNT engages 3rd- through 6th- graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace.

WHAT HAPPENS AT AN AWANA MEETING?
We create a fun and exciting atmosphere to learn in by dividing our meetings into 5 main parts:

Opening Time: We start each club meeting with prayer and flag ceremony, reciting pledges to American Flag, Awana Flag, and to the Bible.
Handbook Time: For clubbers to progress in their handbooks and earn awards by memorizing God’s Word and by completing activities.
Council Time: All clubs are presented with an age-appropriate Bible message.
Game Time: A fast-paced, high-energy time of fun.
An award ceremony and recognition service is held at the end of each Awana year to recognize each clubber's accomplishments.





TREK  (6th-12th grade)
Awana Youth Ministries. This new program challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle and high school students:
Who am I?
Why am I here?
Who’s with me?

By allowing students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions for themselves we allow them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.