Awana
(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.
 (KJV)
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
Games
Closing Ceremony
Other Awana activities include Bible Quizzes
Awana Grand Prix (pine car derby)
Awana Games
Sparks-a-rama
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. 

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!
September 2017
3 – Registration
10 – Crazy Hair Night
17 – Pirate Night
24 – No AWANA – Fellowship
October 2017
1 – Friendship Night
8 – Nerd Night
15 – Camo Night
22 – NO AWANA – Don Sessions
29 – NO AWANA – Fellowship
November 2017
5 – American Heroes
12 – Awana Thanksgiving Fellowship
19 – No AWANA – Thanksgiving
26 – Shine Your Light – Flashlight Night
December 2017
3 – Back to the 50’s Night
10 – Snowball Fight Night
17 – Awana Store
24 – NO AWANA – Christmas Eve
31 – NO AWANA – New Year’s Eve

January 2018
7 – Welcome Back Pizza Party
14 – Are You Smarter Than a Clubber?
21 – Twins Night
28 – Layered Look Night
February 2018
4 – Team Spirit Night (Favorite Sports Team)
11 – Love Night
18 – Grand Prix Workshop
24 – AWANA GRAND PRIX ****
25 – Penny March Night
March 2018
4 – Superhero Night
11 – Mismatched – Fashion Disaster Night
18 – Measles Night
25 – No AWANA – Fellowship
April 2018
1 – NO AWANA – Easter Sunday
8 – 80’s Night
15 – Ruler – Measure of a Man – Night
22 – Awana Store
29 – Closing Ceremony – Awards Ceremony

Registration Forms Available now from Mrs. Donde Dishong.

Awana Calendar 2017-2018