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Dana and Cindy         : Calvary Chapel dove

Missionaries Dana and Cindy Bratton serving the people of Southern Thailand at Calvary Chapel at the Bridge  with Shepherd's Staff

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  I (Dana) have been involved with Awana for many years.  I was a Pal director for several years.  The 11 years I was a CEF missionary and since then too, I have spoken and sold products at Awana conferences in So. CA, and have been the Bible teacher at many, many Awana council times.  I am still available to speak in So. CA.  in conferences or give Council Time messages.  Awana is a fantastic program where many children have received Christ and then are discipled with intense Scripture memorization while still having a fun time.     What is Awana? Awana is an international youth program offered by Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church 8351 Magnolia Avenue Riverside, CA as a positive influence in the development of young people.  The Awana name is derived from an idea in the Bible found in II Timothy 2:15 which reads, "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed." Why Awana? In the purpose of Awana is stated best in the pledge to the Awana flag, "I pledge allegiance to the Awana flag, which stands for the Awana Clubs, whose goal is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ, and train them to serve Him. What do Awana Clubs teach? The Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Everyone is a sinner (Romans 3:23) and in God's eyes deserves eternal punishment in hell (Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15).  But Jesus Christ, God's Son, paid the penalty for our sin when He was crucified on the cross and arose from the dead (Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).  If we trust Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we receive God's gift of eternal life in heaven.  John 3:16 says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."  Salvation is a free gift; we cannot buy it or earn it by doing good works (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Instead we must simply accept it.  Each child and leader must understand this important message, for it is what our Awana Clubs teach and the reason for their existence.
Who may attend?
Boys, Girls, and teens age 3 thru Jr. High School.
When does Awana Meet? Sunday 5-6:30 p.m. during the school year. Why should your kids attend? Awana offers sound Biblical instruction, scripture memory, organized games, great Christian Fellowship, and awards for completing scripture verses and good sportsmanship.  

Awana Club Breakdown

Cubbies - 3-4 year olds

Sparks K - 2nd Graders

Truth & Training - 3rd - 6th Graders

Our flannel backgrounds, songs, and puppets are especially well suited for this age group in Council Time.   Use our backgrounds in conjunction with Biblegram lessons from CEF Press (Child Evangelism Fellowship).

JV - 7th & 8th Graders

 

Click on a patch or club name to find out more about the Awana Club for that age level. 

PreSchool
Cubbies

Grades K-2
Sparks

Truth & Training Grades 3-4 (Girls)
Chums

Truth & Training Grades 3-4 (Boys)
Pals

Truth & Training Grades 5-6 (Girls)
Guards

Truth & Training Grades 5-6 (Boys)
Pioneers

 

Basic weekly program for Truth and Training clubs (Pals, Chums, Guards, and Pioneers) consists of Game Square time, then Council Time where a Bible and/or Missionary and object lessons are used, followed by handbook time where the children pass sections of Scripture memorization. 

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