Welcome to Awana at Lakeview!
Each Wednesday evening, children meet at Lakeview in the Gym for opening ceremonies (Cubbies meet in their classroom), progress through their club activities, and then will dismiss from the Sanctuary, following closing ceremonies. Awana is offered by Lakeview Baptist Church FREE OF CHARGE to all clubbers!
What is Awana?
Awana, which stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” is a ministry committed to the belief that the greatest impact for Christ starts with kids who know, love and serve Him.
Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Awana strives to reach kids where they are and walks alongside them in their faith journey.
Awana equips ministry leaders and parents to reach and disciple kids who impact their generation with the gospel. God’s vision to multiply leaders is planted in countless individuals. Awana nurtures this vision. At Lakeview, we have partnered with Awana to train leaders who help change kids’ lives forever.
God is at work changing the world through the evangelism and long-term discipleship ministry of Awana. Kids lives are forever transformed. Volunteers grow as leaders. Families become stronger and Lakeview is building community through active involvement in Awana. Our world needs the hope that only Christ gives. God uses Awana to raise up kids, parents and leaders devoted to knowing Scripture, loving Him and reaching others with the gospel.
What to Expect?
During opening ceremonies, Awana clubbers organize with other clubbers in their age group, and recite the following pledges together:
Pledge to the American Flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
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.
2 Timothy 2:15 – Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
During closing ceremonies, Awana clubbers receive awards earned by completing sections of their Awana Handbooks, by reciting scriptures they have memorized during the week. Clubbers also receive information regarding upcoming club themes, and can be recognized for bringing a first-time visitor with them to club. Each closing ceremony ends with a clubber leading the group in prayer.
How Can I Serve?
Awana at Lakeview has a place for you! Each club has many opportunities for ministry, to include: Secretaries, Leaders, Co-leaders, Listeners, and Helpers. Each place of service is just as important as the other, within the Awana Ministry. Secretaries help record attendance information and keep records of points each clubber has earned (by wearing their uniforms, bringing their bible, participating in the weekly club theme, memorizing and reciting scripture, and more). Leaders and Co-leaders work together each week to present each club with a specific portion of scripture and life application of that scripture, as well as guiding the helpers and listeners for their specific club. Helpers are present to support the leaders and co-leaders, assist clubbers with memorization of scripture, and much more. Listeners are vital to Awana Clubs! Each week, clubbers recite scriptures they have memorized, and listeners are there to listen to clubbers recite what they have learned from God’s Word.
At Lakeview, we would be more than happy to have you serve in our Awana ministry. All volunteers in the Lakeview Kid’s Department are background checked, to ensure that our children are being ministered to in a safe and healthy environment.