Awana

fostering a lifelong love of God and His Word

What is Awana?

Our Awana ministry uses Scripture memorization to point children, students, and families to God and the Gospel message.  Through Bible memorization, this ministry seeks to engage children in relationship with God and others, while reaching our diverse community with the practical truth for living, loving, rescuing, and protecting.

 

How does Awana work?

The Stonebriar Awana program meets on Sunday evenings and includes age-appropriate large group teaching and worship, small group relationship building, individual Scripture reciting, and game time. We play unique, fast-paced games and dive deep into God’s Word every week. It’s all led by a caring team of trained staff and volunteer Ministry Partners who disciple our kids to make faith a part of their everyday life.

 

 

Awana is divided into clubs by age:

three- and four-year-olds

three- and four-year-olds

Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (three- to five- year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son, and His Word.
kindergarteners through second-graders

kindergarteners through second-graders

Sparkies ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
third- through sixth-graders

third- through sixth-graders

T&T (Truth & Training) engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.
seventh- through twelfth-graders

seventh- through twelfth-graders

Trek (middle school) and Journey (high school) establish students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God’s Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith.

A typical night at Awana

Game Time

Individual and team competition takes place through fun and unique games. Every child gets involved every night and has a chance to unleash his or her energy.

Handbook Time

Small groups of children make friends and work with a trained adult leader to complete assignments in the curriculum materials.  We emphasize memorizing and understanding key Scriptures that show how to know God and walk with Him. A system of awards motivates kids to dig deeply into God’s Word.

Large Group Time

Everyone gathers together for singing, celebrating accomplishments, and a practical Bible message.

Registration

Online registration for the 2018-2019 Stonebriar Awana year is currently closed due to limited space. To inquire about availability, please e-mail awana@stonebriar.org with your child’s grade and gender, and we will be happy to check availability and respond.

 

Schedule

The 2018–2019 Awana year began on September 9, 2018.

Stonebriar Awana meets most Sunday nights, September through April, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

 

Fees

The Stonebriar Awana Registation fee ranges from $50-$60 per child and covers various activities including the Awana Store where our Sparks and T&T Clubbers spend their hard earned Awana Bucks on fun and exciting items, volunteer appreciation treats, glow in the dark fun, financial scholarships and other special events. Your child will also need a vest or jersey and a handbook. Details on what is needed are included on the registration.

 

Refund Policy: Prior to September 9, 2018, all fees are refundable upon request. After September 9, the book and uniform fees are refundable, if the clubber has not attended an Awana meeting.

 

Need Help? If Awana participation fees will create a financial burden for your family, please contact the Awana office at 469-252-5530 or by e-mail at awana@stonebriar.org. We have a variety of options available to assist your family.

 

Optional Items: We offer various items for your convenience to help your family with Awana including CD’s and Book Bags. All items are available for purchase in the B Building Lobby at the Store Cart on Sunday evenings after Awana.

Serve with us

1. 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 Background Authorization prior to serving. If you have previously filled out this application, please proceed to step two.

2. 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 for an open opportunity.

Awana Ministry Partner Descriptions

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.

Sales Merchandiser

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.

Leader-in-Training (Youth)

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.

Verse Listener

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.

Secretary

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 Positions

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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Debi Gibson

Awana Ministry Leader

awana@stonebriar.org

469-252-5530

 

If you have not found the information you are looking for, reach out to Debi with any questions.

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