“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”– 2 Timothy 2:15
AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15) At Springfield FBC, we believe that the Word of God is precious and powerful and that the memorization and meditation of it transforms hearts and lives. Founded in Chicago, this powerful ministry teaches young minds and equips parents in leading their children in the way of the Lord.
Our own Awana program began in 1999 and has been a beloved ministry ever since. Our program is open to our members and regular attendees, as well as other families from the community as room allows. We welcome Two-year-olds through 8th grade and meet on Sunday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 during the school year.
Puggles: 2 years old
Cubbies: 3 – 4 Years old. Must be potty trained
Sparks: K – 2nd Grades
T&T: 3rd-5th Grades
JV: 6th-8th Grades
5:00-7:00 pm // Meet in the Sanctuary
Fall and Spring
Each week our kiddos memorize Bible verses at home with their parents and do activities from their workbooks, earning various pins and patches as they work their way through the program. Each program in our club is geared toward a specific age group– Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks, T&T (Truth & Training), and JV (Junior Varsity). We teach that the Bible is the Word of God and that it is the final authority for all Christian faith and practice. We teach that the power of God for salvation comes through Scripture (Romans 1:16). Our main goal is that each clubber would come to a personal relationship with Jesus through faith (John 3:3).
In addition to handbook time, each week we play official and unofficial AWANA games. Our goal is to get some exercise (burn energy!), learn teamwork, sportsmanship, have fun and learn to follow instructions. Our kiddos develop friendships with those both on their team and those they compete with. We also learn to practice consideration and kindness toward one another.
DID YOU KNOW?
92% of AWANA alumni still attend church weekly or more often.
AWANA alumni are 3.6 times more likely to read their bible several times a week.
70% of alumni said they witness to friends at least once a month.