Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT WILL AWANA DO FOR OUR CHURCH?
- Awana is a weekly club activity which is highly attractive to young people.
- It is a proven tool for reaching young people and their families for Christ.
- The fun and excitement of Awana brings a “mission field” into the Church.
- The materials present Bible truths in a doctrinal, sequential order.
- Awana provides a broad base for visitation contacts and many parent-oriented activities have reached entire families for the Lord.
- Awana is an excellent training ground, not only for Awana leaders, but for other Church leadership positions. The clubs also provide in service training for teenagers and new Christians.
WILL AWANA COMPETE WITH SUNDAY SCHOOL?
Just the opposite is true. Awana supports Church and Sunday School attendance and rewards clubbers for their attendance. Awana usually leads to growth in the Sunday School.
IS AWANA LOCAL-CHURCH ORIENTED?
Awana Clubs are totally administered and operated by your own Church leadership. Awana Clubs International is a service organisation which provides training materials, Club supplies and any assistance requested by you through the regional Awana Missionary.
WHAT KIND OF CHURCHES HAVE AWANA CLUBS?
The Awana program is not affiliated with any particular denomination or group. It is available to all Bible-believing Churches who are able to teach the doctrines presented in the Awana materials.
WHAT BIBLE TRANSLATION CAN MY CHURCH USE?
All handbooks are available in the authorised King James Version, the New King James Version and the NIV. The local Church can choose which will best meet its needs.
WHAT FACILITIES DO WE NEED FOR AWANA CLUBS?
Sunday School assembly rooms and classrooms can easily be used for Council Time and Handbook Time. A games room or an outside area for Game Time is needed, but the fellowship hall of most Churches is adequate.
HOW MANY LEADERS ARE NEEDED FOR AN EFFECTIVE CLUB?
As with any youth program, the lower the clubber/leader ratio, the better. Awana suggests that each Club should have at least five leaders. However, it is possible to combine Clubs, thus using fewer leaders.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR AWANA LEADERSHIP?
Awana leaders should meet the same standards you set for Sunday School teachers. They should be born-again people with a love for children and a burden and a desire to serve Christ.
DO I HAVE TO START WITH THE TOTAL PROGRAM?
Awana is a modular program and is flexible to suit the needs of the local Church. You may begin with any one Club or with any combination of Clubs, and add more Clubs as needed. The registration fee is a Church fee and remains the same for one Club or for all the Clubs.
WHAT DOES THE AWANA PROGRAM COST?
The initial Church registration fee is $125 (incl GST). An annual renewal fee of the same amount is also required. A discounted amount of $110 is given for all registrations received prior to 28th February each year. Commencement costs involve the purchase of Awana materials, record keeping supplies and games equipment.
On-going costs include maintaining a supply of Awana materials and uniforms. Clubbers pay for their books and uniforms as they are earned and other costs are covered with a weekly contribution of $2 to $3 paid by the clubbers. Once established, the Awana ministry is self-supporting and is usually able to contribute to the Church. After registration, a 30 day account is established at the National Office and orders for supplies can be made via our webstore.