Welcome to AWANA at The Hill
History: AWANA is an international, Bible-centered ministry that helps kids connect with God. Founded in 1950, AWANA has grown from a small club in Chicago to a ministry reaching millions of children worldwide each week.
Purpose: AWANA handbooks present the Bible clearly at an age-appropriate level, focusing on establishing a personal relationship between the AWANA clubber and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Fun activities and Bible studies help give the clubbers a Biblical worldview by building up their Bible knowledge and instilling love and respect for God's word in them.
Who can join? Currently, we offer three AWANA clubs for various ages.
- Cubbies: age 3-5 (potty trained)
- Sparks: kindergarten-second grade
- Truth and Training: third-sixth grade
Registration: Children may join AWANA anytime throughout the school year by filling out the attached registration form or calling our office at 706-736-8446.
Times: Our doors open at 6:00 pm every Wednesday evening, and the club ends at 7:30 pm. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and is catered from various restaurants around town. The meal is free for clubbers. However, we do ask that parents RSVP their children in advance. For parents, the meal is only $5. The game portion of AWANA club begins promptly at 6:30 pm followed by large and small group time. Parents are to pick their children up in the designated spot at 7:30 pm.
Club Structure: The AWANA club consists of three parts.
- Game Time: High-energy, exciting games are played indoors. Our game time promotes fun, exercise, good sportsmanship, and an opportunity to excel. Winning teams have the opportunity to receive AWANA dollars and special recognition.
- Small Group: Clubbers work in small groups with other clubbers in their grade and handbook with a leader. The leader will lead the small group and help clubbers learn their verses. The leader and listeners will listen to completed sections and sign off in their handbook. Each club night, the sections completed will earn AWANA dollars and build up toward awards.
- Large Group: An interactive, age-appropriate Bible lesson and worship time, which includes Biblical truths. This time allows the clubber to share praises and prayer requests with the group.
Theme Nights & Special Activities: A calendar will come home with your clubber highlighting special events and theme nights. Theme nights may include crazy hair or tacky sock night, while special activities may include events such as canned food drives.
AWANA dollars and store: Clubbers earn AWANA dollars that can be spent at The Hill's AWANA store on small gifts or treats. The AWANA club calendar will display the dates the AWANA store is available throughout the year.