We think you will find that some of the most rewarding ministry you can do is with Awana kids and other Awana Ministry Partner Volunteers. Below are general descriptions for each of the essential Awana Ministry Partner positions as well as an outline of the process to volunteer if you are interested in serving with our Awana ministry.
Ready to Serve with Awana?
The process to become Ministry Partner in Awana is a simple 2 step process:
- Complete the 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 Adult Volunteer Application and a Background Authorization prior to serving. If you have previously filled out this application, please proceed to step two.
- Register as an Awana Ministry Partner
If you have already completed your ProjectServe Adult Volunteer Application and Background Authorization forms, then you are ready to register for an open opportunity.
Ministry Partner Positions
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.
Awana 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.
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.
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.