ONE AWESOME NIGHT EACH WEEK. A LIFETIME OF SCRIPTURE.
Awana provides kids a fun environment to learn Bible verses, play games, and develop friendships. It’s an incredible investment in a child’s faith. For more than 60 years Grace Bible Church has been a part of Awana - leading kids to know, love and serve Christ through long-term discipleship. We know that you’re concerned about your child’s success in every area of life and that you care about shaping their values, building their character and developing a strong moral foundation. Every week we provide a three-part program designed to maximize your child’s attention, energy and time: 1. Fun and exciting games for all skill levels; 2. Small group time with a caring adult leader as your child works through an introductory booklet and then an age-specific handbook; and 3. An interactive large group segment where kids hear a Bible lesson, sing and receive awards.
Awana meets on Tuesday nights, September through May, from 6:15 PM - 8:15. Awana is split and tailored according to age group. Please contact our Awana Ministry Director, DeeDee Foat for registration and location details.
IMPORTANT DATES | 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR
September 1 & 8 Registration @ GBC (10:00 a.m. & 11:30-Noon p.m.)
September 3 Registration @ GBC (6:15-8:00 p.m.)
September 9 All Awana Staff Meeting (6:30-8:30 p.m.)
September 10 First Night of Awana
November 26 No Awana – Thanksgiving
December 24 & 31 No Awana – Christmas Vacation
January 7 No Awana – Christmas Vacation
January 14 Awana Begins
April 14 No Awana – Easter Vacation/Spring Break
May 1 Leader Appreciation Dinner (6:30 – 8:00 p.m.)
May 12 Awards Night
- Puggles | 2 yrs old by 9/1/19 | 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Open to Awana Staff Only | Director: Michelle Hopkins
Puggles recognizes the learning ability of two & three year olds by introducing biblical concepts at church and equipping families to teach them at home. This year-long preschool ministry features playful activities, engaging songs, snacks and simple crafts as well as take-home resources.
- Cubbies | 3 yrs old by 9/1/19 | 6:00pm - 8pm
Open to Awana Staff Only | Director: Debbie Sandberg
Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3-5 year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word,
- Sparks | K - 2nd Grade | 6:15pm - 8pm | Director: Lynn Rodgers
Sparks ignites a child’s curiosity about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. This three-year early elementary school ministry curriculum features exciting games, engaging activities, biblical teaching and media resources for kids and leaders.
- T&T | 3rd, 4th, 5th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Girls Director: Carolyn Caldwell | Boys Director: Ned Poole
The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids the truth of God’s Word, trains them to follow Him and practice His Grace.
- Trek | 6th - 8th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Director: VACANT
Awana Youth Ministries has created a three-year middle school curriculum. This program challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle school: Who am I? Why am I here? Who’s with me? Students will dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions, allowing them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe.
- Journey | 9th - 12th Grade | 6:15pm - 8:15pm | Director: Jerred Jantzen
Journey establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God’s Word, mobilizing them to live with Godly perspective and evident faith. This four-year high school curriculum features in-depth biblical content, video teaching, discussion questions and practical application for their lives.