The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of the phrase
"Approved workmen are not ashamed" (2 Timothy 2:15)
Founded in 1950, the AWANA ministry is:
- An international, non-denominational Bible-centred children's and youth ministry.
- Committed to the evangelism and discipleship of children and youth.
- Effective in getting the gospel into the homes of unsaved families.
- An outward-focussed ministry that can revitalise a church - bringing revival, energy and growth.
- Dedicated to assisting the local church in training parents fulfil their role as the spiritual leaders of their children.
At the core of Awana are its weekly club programs in local churches. From preschool to high school, children and youth have fun playing age-appropriate games, memorising Bibles verses in an organised, topical system, and participating in large-group Bible teaching.