Layleader: Deacon Mark Montgomery
Minister: Min. Dustin B. Sullivan
Commander/Director: Deacon Carlton Willis
Chaplain: Michelle Chapman
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed (AWANA) is a ministry for children and youth who meet to learn about God in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The Awana name is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible. Verse 15 says Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Children and youth enjoy the AWANA experience in age appropriate clubs:
Puggles: 2-year olds by January 30, 2010 (must be 2 yrs old by May 15, 2012)
Cubbies: 3 and 4 year olds (must be 3 years old by May 15, 2012)
Sparks: Kindergarten through Second grade
Truth & Training: Third through Sixth grade
Trek: Middle School
Journey: High School
Awana has designed a three-part program experience to maximize each clubber’s energy, attention, and time as they learn to know, love and service God:
1. Handbook Time: Children and youth will work one-on-one in small groups with trained leader(s) to study and memorize God’s Word. This is accomplished as they work through an introductory booklet and handbook.
2. Large Group Time: Clubbers will come together to sing and hear an age-appropriate Bible story. This interactive time between adult leaders and children helps them to understand the Bible and learn to apply it to their daily lives. Clubbers are recognized for milestone and other accomplishments related to their study of the Bible and other club objectives.
3. Game Time: Children and youth learn teamwork and sportsmanship in team competition in the Awana Games Circle.