Prestonwood kids and preteens are committed to “hiding God’s Word in their hearts” every week in AWANA Clubs at Prestonwood. Club meetings are held during the school year on Wednesday nights at both campuses from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
We are excited about the new AWANA year quickly approaching. Our theme for 2016-2017 is Diving In! Our program kicks off this fall on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Please register online today! Classes are filling up quickly, but we still have openings at each of the different age groups from 2 years old through Grade 6. If you would like to work as a volunteer helping children memorize God’s Word, then we have just the right place for you. Please call the AWANA office for more information at 972-820-5343.
If you have any questions, please call Nancy Newton at 972-820-5343.
The word AWANA is an acronym that stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed.” It comes from 2 Timothy 2:15, in which Paul encouraged Timothy to study God’s Word in order to show himself approved.
Our AWANA program offers five different Bible Club experiences for the age levels below. Each club uses a variety of age-appropriate activities that help preschoolers and kids:
- Memorize Scripture
- Experience quality Bible teaching from master storytellers during Council Times
- Participate in high-energy, fast-paced game-time experiences in KidZone and Loft 456
- Develop an awareness of mission projects locally and overseas that encourage participation and giving
- Learn how to share their faith in Christ as Savior
- Develop important relationships with friends and caring adults
Experiences in AWANA foster a deep commitment to Christ and a genuine love for God’s Word. Parents are asked to volunteer at least once a month by listening to verses that have been memorized.
AWANA Puggles Club teaches toddlers simple Bible lessons through teaching cards, music and games. Parents receive take-home cards to reinforce the lessons taught. Each child receives a Puggles T-shirt with the friendly platypus mascot and related coloring pages.
Age 3, Pre-K4 and Pre-K5
AWANA Cubbies Club provides a framework for spiritual training in the home under the supervision of the parents. One handbook, filled with Bible verses and activities for parents to do with their children at home, is completed each year. Club activities include games, puppets, crafts and verses that are memorized to receive stickers and patches for the Cubbie blue vest. Story Time reinforces the Bible verses being learned.
Kindergarten through Grade 2
AWANA Sparks’ handbooks teach basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible. A clear and consistent presentation of the Gospel message is made each week. The Bible is presented chronologically, and details about Bible characters are told in captivating biographies. Students earn jewels to place in their aviator wings as they complete the three handbooks: HangGlider, WingRunner and SkyStormer. They will memorize 65 verses within three years. Game Time offers team and individual competitions that are fast-paced and high-energy.
TNT (Truth and Training)
AWANA TNT is designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. The four handbooks are each built around eight different questions about God, the Bible, salvation and Christian living. Students memorize eight different Bible passages for each question. At the end of the four-year program, students will have memorized 310 Bible verses to receive the cherished Timothy Award (2 Timothy 2:15).