On Wednesday nights during the school year, the population of Jansen appears to double in size. The reason is Jansen Bible Church’s Awana program—one of the largest in the area. Awana is a non-denominational program for kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade that focuses on teaching the Word of God in a fun and entertaining environment. Clubbers will learn Bible verses, hear interesting stories, play games, sing songs and earn awards. The club has four levels:
Cubbies: Must be 3 by 31st- and 4-year-olds
Sparks: Kindergarten – 2nd grade
T&T: 3rd – 6th grade
Trek: 7th – 8th grade
History of Awana Clubs
Formally founded in 1950, Awana was a children’s program in Chicago, whose name was derived from a phrase in 2 Timothy 2:15 that reads, “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”. Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches sponsor Awana programs in all 50 states and abroad. The Awana program here at Jansen Bible Church has been running successfully since 1995.
Awana meetings take place every Wednesday night from September through April. Meeting schedule is listed below.
Fast Track at 6:15 p.m.
Clubbers arrive between 6:15 and 6:25 p.m.
Club starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Club dismisses at 7:45 p.m.
Final pick-up at 8:00 p.m.
Cubbies should be dropped off in the Cubbies room in the basement of the church. All other clubbers should report to the fellowship hall upon arrival. Cubbies must be signed out of their class by a parent, and Sparks and T&T members may not leave the fellowship hall until picked up by a parent or guardian.
The weekly Awana club meeting consists of three parts: games, handbook time and council time, which includes singing and Bible stories.
Dues and uniforms
Each Clubber will be asked to contribute $20 per year to cover the cost of the weekly awards. Dues can be pre-paid annually, biannually or clubbers can bring 0.75 cents to weekly Awana nights.
As a Clubber of our Awana program, your child will earn the privilege to wear an official Awana uniform. If you’re unable to cover the costs of the uniform, please see the Commander or Secretary for alternate arrangements.
A message from the commander
Welcome to the Awana program at Jansen Bible Church! Your child is very important to us and we hope to be an important part of their lives as well. Most of our club leaders are members of Jansen Bible Church or parents of Awana members and many have been with the program since its inception.
We are very excited about Awana and pray that our excitement will be evident in your child’s desire to return each Sunday evening.
Please read the club standards, which are established to ensure your child has as much fun and remains as safe as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
For the sake of Christ,