Redemption Kids love four things – learning more about Jesus, introducing their friends to Jesus, hiding God’s Word in their hearts, and having fun.
One of the best ways we can give them what they love is through AWANA. AWANA meets every Wednesday night during the school year from 6:30 – 8:00pm and is open to all children ages 3 through 5th grade.
AWANA is an acronym that comes from 2 Timothy 2:15: “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”, where Paul encouraged young Timothy to study God’s Word. Our AWANA program offers three club experiences for the age groups listed below. Each club uses a variety of age appropriate activities to help the children. For example:
- Learn what it means to be a follower of Christ
- Memorize Scripture
- Invite their friends to a fun church activity
- Learn to share their faith
- Develop an awareness of missions and church planting
- Promote relationships with like-minded friends and mentors
Age 3 to PreK
Cubbies provides a structure that helps preschoolers develop a respect for God and His Word using puppets, story time, video, crafts, songs, games, and other fun reinforcing activities. Each child gets an age appropriate handbook filled with verses to memorize and activities to do with their parents at home. They earn patches and stickers for their Cubbie blue vest.
K through 2nd grade
Sparks is designed to capture the imagination of early elementary students. Each handbook teaches basic truths about God, Christ, salvation, and the Bible. As the Sparks work through their handbook, the Bible is presented chronologically with compelling Bible character biographies. Sparks earn awards to place on their red Sparky vest as they move up in rank with the completion of each handbook. Upon completion of the three handbooks, each Sparky will have memorized 65 Bible verses. Gym time is a highlight each week with individual, team, and group games.
Truth & Training (TNT)
3rd through 5th grade
TNT continues the student’s spiritual journey with more intensive study, activities, and memorization. The objective is to prepare them to be “approved workmen” as they enter middle school and their teenage years. Games and activities are geared to be more team-oriented to reinforce to the students how important it is to have reliable friends. Upon completion of their three handbooks, the student will have memorized over 200 Bible verses.