Glenkirk AWANA is a perfect place for kids to become who God created them to be. AWANA is a midweek program for children 3 years old, up to 5th grade. It is a great way for kids to be able to connect, have fun, and learn more about Jesus and how to show His love. For questions, please contact Amber at AFlores@GlenkirkChurch.org.
AWANA is a midweek program for children 3 years old-TK, and Kindergarten-5th grade. Please see below for more information on each specific age level:
Cubbies (3-4 year olds, and Transitional Kindergarten): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cubbies will be lead through a fun lesson, engaging puppet show, worship time together, and small group time with activities to emphasize the memory verse of the night. Our Cubbies leaders are excited to engage with these kiddos each week.
Sparks (Kindergarten-2nd grade) and T&T (3rd-4th grade): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Sparks and T&T will focus on verse memorization through age-appropriate handbooks that each clubber will be given. Children will have fun memorizing scripture, playing games, listening to a lesson, and worshipping together each week! As they learn and memorize scripture and move through their handbooks, they will have opportunities to earn awards by completing sections and reaching milestones.
Trek (5th Grade): Meeting Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm
5th graders will be able to participate in a more age-specific curriculum through AWANA called “Trek”. They will get to interact as a group more structured like a small group that will help to prepare them for moving up into Middle School after the year is done. They will still get to participate in games and fun with the other children as well.
What is AWANA?
AWANA stands for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed (2 Timothy 2:15)
There are 3 different clubs with in the program:
Do to keeping the programs developmentally appropriate we keep children in the grade level they are at school. If you have concerns or thoughts on this, please email us to discuss.
Cubbies: 3 year, 4 years, and TK. All children must be fully potty trained to participate (no pull ups).
Sparks: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Truth and Training: 3rd, 4th, and 5th
Each club has its own motivation (prizes) and runs a bit different to make it appropriate for the age group.
Cubbies will receive their Appleseed book and vest the first night they attend. They all work on the same verse together each week. If they come and participate they will earn their reward. Cubbies is from 6:30-7:30 PM.
Sparks will receive their Flight zone book the first night they come. Once they complete this (can take up to three meetings) they will have EARNED their official book and vest for the year. They then can learn verses at their own pace and complete one book a year. If they finish the book before the year is over they can then go back into the book and do bonus sections for extra rewards.
Truth and Training:
3rd and 4th graders will receive a Start zone the first night they attend. After they finish this book they will EARN their book and shirt for they year. They can work at their own pace to finish the book and have the option to complete on book a year. If they complete the book before the year is over then they can go back and do the bonus sections for more rewards.
5th grade is run as a small group and they will work together each week on their verses. The first night they attend they will receive their TREK book and T&T shirt. If someone misses a week they can go back and learn the verse in their own time, but they can not move ahead of the group.
All clubs are working towards finishing books and can earn ribbons, trophies and patches and jewels for their vests. Every week has an opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts. Please check the calendar for the end of the year awards ceremony. Parents are encouraged to come and celebrate the children’s hard work and effort and they will receive a final award for the year!
AWANA bags are available for clubbers to purchase all year long! These bags are great to help clubbers carry their books, Bible, and other supplies to and from club each week.
Have you lost your book, vest, or anything else AWANA related?
New items may be purchased by clicking on the vest picture. Children will be given them at handbook time one week after if we have it in stock.
Please be sure to read your emails and check our Instagram for updates on theme nights and other fun events on our Glenkirk Campus! Thank you for the opportunity to share God’s love with your child. We are excited for another amazing year at Glenkirk AWANA!
Amber Flores, Director of Children’s Ministries
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Johanna Heller, Administrative Assistant
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