Ministry Partner Information
Stonebriar Awana Ministry Partner Opportunities
Do you have a heart for growing the Stonebriar Awana Ministry to allow more children and youth to learn to love and serve God? That's our heart, too!
Awana at Stonebriar would not be possible without the committed Ministry Partners who serve each week in a variety of roles. We have a variety of opportunities for you to use your gifts and abilities as part of the Stonebriar Awana family. A sampling of those opportunities is listed below.
If you have questions about serving in Awana, e-mail us at awanastonebriar.org.
Returning Awana Ministry Partners
You do not know how happy you just made our Awana Clubbers! The relationships you have built and are so willingly continuing are crucial to developing our children's hearts for Christ! Thank you for returning!
Returning Awana Ministry Leaders: Please click HERE to register for 2017-2018 Awana
New Awana Ministry Partners
Complete ProjectServe Application and Background Check
We want Stonebriar Awana to be a safe place for kids. All adult Ministry Partners new to the Children's Ministry at Stonebriar must fill out a ProjectServe Children's Ministry Application and a Background Authorization prior to serving.
If you are under age 18 and interested in serving as a Ministry Partner, please click here to fill out a youth application (if you have never done so).
If you have previously filled out an application and background check, please proceed to step two.
Register as an Awana Ministry Partner
If you have already completed your ProjectServe Children's Ministry Application and Background Authorization forms, then you are ready to register as a Stonebriar Awana Ministry Partner.
Click HERE to complete the 2017—2018 Awana Ministry Partner registration form.
Are you serving in Awana this year and need childcare? We provide free childcare for the children of Awana volunteers who are under three years of age on Awana club nights. To take advantage of childcare, reservations are required.
If you are serving as a volunteer in Awana this year, click here to request childcare.
Awana Ministry Partner Opportunities
Awana Support Coordinator
The Awana Support Coordinator acts as the liaison between the Stonebriar Awana Ministry Leader and the Core Leadership and Volunteers. He or she is responsible for ensuring the weekly operations of the club are running smoothly and helps throughout the evening with such activities as check-in, making copies, taking supplies where needed, etc. This position includes a lot of walking around Stonebriar, the desire to support the volunteer staff, and the willingness to step in where and when needed.
An Awana sales merchandiser is responsible for the inventory and sales of the Awana Club curriculum and apparel. He or she should be comfortable handling both cash and charge transactions and have a good working knowledge of the Awana Club merchandise. One must volunteer between 4:15 to 5 p.m. and again between 6:15 to 7 p.m. Training is provided.
Small Group Leader
An Awana small group leader shares responsibility with several other adults for a specific group of children, building relationships with them, taking them to their different rotations within Awana, and listening to and explaining their memory verses. An emphasis is placed upon mentoring and discipling the clubbers. Small group leaders are needed for every age group, from three years old through twelfth grade. Training is provided.
An Awana LIT (Leader-in-Training) is a youth helper who assists the Small Group Leaders with a specific group of children, building relationships with them and taking them to their different rotations within Awana. LITs are needed for multiple age groups, from two years old through sixth grade. Training is provided.
These ministry partners listen to children in kindergarten through second grade recite memory verses they have learned from their handbooks. Verse Listeners may be assigned to a single small group for the entire Awana year or might “float” to other small groups as help is needed. Frequency of service can be weekly or bi-weekly.
This ministry partner serves as a part of each club's leadership team. Secretaries are responsible for maintaining accurate record-keeping and inventory, as well as other administrative-type duties for the different Awana clubs.
Game Director: This ministry partner leads a weekly game time for one of the following Clubs: Cubbies, Sparks (kindergarten–second grade), T&T (third–sixth grade), Trek (seventh–eighth grade), or Journey (ninth–twelfth grade). The Game Director plans activities and games for two identical 30-minute rotations. Training, a book of Awana games, and equipment is provided. The Game Director helps provide discipline, excitement, and enthusiasm for this fun segment of the Awana evening. Training is provided.
Assistant Game Director: This ministry partner assists a Game Director in leading a weekly game time for one of the following Clubs: Cubbies, Sparks (kindergarten–second grade), T&T (third–sixth grade), Trek (seventh–eighth grade), or Journey (ninth-twelfth grade) kids. The games are planned by the Game Director and provided for the volunteer. Assistant Game Directors help provide structure, excitement, and enthusiasm in the running of this fun segment of the Awana evening. This volunteer might run games in the absence of the regular Game Director. Training is provided.
Large Group Positions
Teacher: This ministry partner creatively presents a Bible story to children in one of the following age groups: preschool, kindergarten–second grade, third–fourth grade, fifth–sixth grade, seventh–eighth grade, or ninth–twelfth grade. Volunteers are needed to teach weekly or occasionally. In most cases, curriculum is provided.
Worship Leader: This ministry partner leads worship during the large group segment of the Awana evening.
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