Leading children to trust and follow Christ by equipping them to live
a life of worship, a life in community and a life on mission.
Virtual AWANA Experience
Starts August 16
Awana is an international, Bible-centered children’s curriculum that focuses on Bible teaching, Scripture memorization, games and tons of fun. Awana is our primary venue to equip children to live on mission with God.
Awana is for children 3 years old through 5th grade and our program meets throughout the school year. Each group moves through their unique handbook together according to the provided schedules.
So how will this work?
Many of you are already a member of the private Facebook group, Children at MacArthur Blvd. This is a “members only” group that allows the administrator to post important information about events with pictures, and it allows members to comment on those posts. We will establish a unique, private group for each of the individual AWANA clubs as well as a Missions Group for everyone. Administrative rights for each group will be granted to the leader of each club as well as our Awana Director & our Family Pastor for Children. This way your kids can see and hear their club leaders each week, and you can post a video comment of each child reciting their weekly verse(s) in their assigned club.
What do you need to do?
Register your children using the form on this page. If you don’t already have a Facebook account, you will need to set one up to participate. You and your account will serve as the gateway for your children’s participation. Look for an email link to your child(ren)’s designated group so you can request membership. Workbooks for each Cubby, Sparks, and T&T club will be distributed after they arrive here at the church. Those attending the onsite Sunday morning service will see Pastor Jamie to collect their books. Others will do so during one of the scheduled drive-by distributions which will tentatively take place on August 8 and 15 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the drive through loop on the east side of the church. We’ll let you know once the materials have arrived.
What if you have more than one kid?
This format is very accommodating for families with multiple participants. We will publish a release schedule for each leader video so you know when to expect it. You may choose to view it with your child at that time, or you may choose to do it at a more convenient time for your family. Once the leader video is posted in the group, you will have several days to post your child’s memory verse video as a comment so that the leader can give them credit for completing that week’s assignment. The assignments will be due during that window just like they would be due if we were gathering onsite.
Is this the plan for the whole year?
All we can accurately say is that this is the plan for now. Being able to gather on campus involves a lot of factors including what is allowed by municipal ordinance and what can be offered safely and wisely by the church. We will communicate any changes or adjustments to this plan as we prepare for them to happen.
3 – 4 year olds: “Cubbies”
Young children can and should receive spiritual training from God’s Word. The church is equipping the home to be the primary place for spiritual training. Our Cubbies preschool program helps train children through FUN with a purpose – to lead kids to trust and follow Jesus Christ.
K – 2nd Grade: “Sparks”
Sparks club meetings continue to combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of excitement as children begin learning longer passages from the Word of God. In addition to memory verses, the Sparks handbooks include some assignments for kids to complete at home with your support.
3rd – 5th Grade: “T&T”
By the time boys and girls complete their last T&T handbook, they will have encountered hundreds of Bible verses. The handbooks also train these maturing children how to continue reading and responding to God’s Word on their own through “Explore” activities.