August was a great month for AWANA! I was recently asked the question, “What is AWANA?” Well, AWANA stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.”
1. AWANA is centered on the gospel. “For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received; that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
2. Scripture memory is key. “I have hidden Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” Psalm 119:11
3. AWANA is fun and exciting. Game time builds unity and gives the opportunity to share the gospel in fun and exciting ways.
4. Children and youth are trained to service by teaching how we can honor Christ by serving others.
5. AWANA is built on strong leadership. “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12.