Awana is an acronym that means “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”. This comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This verse has several applications not only for our students in Awana but for all believers as well!
In this verse, Paul is encouraging Timothy to see himself as a worker trying to please God. Our salvation is through faith in Jesus Christ alone, and once we become followers of Christ our aim is to serve Him instead of the world. It is always tempting to try and please people before or instead of pleasing God, but we hope that AWANA is a place where we can continually remind our children of their true goal in serving God.
Paul also encourages Timothy “not to be ashamed”. During times of hardship or persecution, we should have the boldness of faith!
Lastly, Paul tasks Timothy with “rightly dividing the word of truth.” Timothy needed to be able to accurately handle the word of God for his ministry, and he needed to be able to discern between false teaching and right preaching. This is so important in our day as well! If we are able to diligently help our kids hide God’s word in their hearts, then they too will be able to share that with others and not be fooled by the wrong doctrine.
I hope during this difficult time we can all remember how important it is to continue studying God’s word! Don’t forget to let us know when your child has completed a section, by filling out the Awana Sections form below! Please know that we are praying for your family during this time, and if you have any questions please contact us through the church office!
At this link you will find different kinds of FREE downloadable resources for each club. Click Here
In the search bar type in the appropriate club and title of the book for your child. (example: T&T Discovery of Grace, Sparks Hang Glider, Cubbies Honeycomb) Then you will see different kinds of downloadable resources.
–Discovery of Grace Lessons
Then find the section that your child is currently on (Example: Discovery of Grace Lesson 1.1)
-T&T Mission: Discovery of Grace Resource Bundle (KJV)
This gives you access to the weekly lessons that the leaders would teach
-T&T Mission: Discovery of Grace Bible Verse Audio (KJV)
This would allow your kids to listen to the verses that are in each section.
-3 books (Hang Glider, Wing Runner, and Sky Stormer)
Each book has a “Handbook Audio” (KJV), that allows your child to listen to the stories and Bible verses for each section.
-Cubbies are currently only in 1 book (Honeycomb)
-This book has a “Cubbies Honeycomb Resource Bundle” (KJV) that would give you access to audios for each section, and also memory verse learning activities.