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(Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed)
2Tim 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
What is Awana? 
Awana (derived from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15) is an international evangelical nonprofit organization founded in 1950, headquartered in Streamwood, Illinois. The mission of Awana is to help "churches and parents worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ."
What does Awana have to offer?
 Awana offers multiple curricula levels from toddlers to senior high-school.
Puggles (2 and 3 yr olds)
 Cubbies (3 through 5 yr olds 
 Sparks (Kindergarten, Grade 1 & 2)
Truth & Training (T&T) (for grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
 Trek (grades 7, 8, 9) and Journey (High school).
What does an Awana night consist of?
A normal Awana night for us at Friendship Baptist includes the following.

Opening Ceremony
Bible Study
Handbook Time
Closing Ceremony
Other Awana activities include Bible Quizzes
Awana Grand Prix (pine car derby)
Awana Games
Awana Missionaries 

Awana missionaries help churches start the Awana ministry, train church leaders how to introduce kids and youth into the Awana program and instruct church leaders at Awana Ministry Conferences on how to better utilize the Awana ministry.They are completely "faith supported" by donations from churches and individuals. 

2017-2018 Awana Calendar Coming Soon
Awana Ministry Conference
Gonzales, LA - 08/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017 8:30 AM 

First Baptist Church 
1217 South Burnside Avenue
Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
United States 
(225) 647-8575
Event ​Schedule: 

8:00-8:30 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Check-In 
8:30-9:30 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Opening ​Session 
9:30-12:30 ​ ​ ​Breakouts ​(three ​periods) 
9:30-12:30 ​ ​ ​Awana ​Basics ​Training ​Track 
12:30-1:00 ​ ​ ​Closing ​Session 
Please note that it appears as though Basic Training will return to conference this year! If you would like to help with Awana this year, please consider attending this event! It will be a great help! Also, notice that conference is scheduled to end 3 hours sooner than in previous years!