The AWANA Ministry at Macland works with children and youth from three-years old to seniors in high school, each with their own specialized curriculum teaching about Bible characters, Bible reading, scripture memorization and service projects. The AWANA club meets almost every Sunday night @ 5:15 pm during the school year and consists of games, reciting scriptures during handbook time and a Bible message during council time. Your child or youth will have an amazing night...every club night whether it is a regular club night or one of our special theme nights.
The AWANA Program at MBC is staffed with the highest quality directors and leader. Every person that works with any student has received training in our child safety course “Reducing the Risk” and has a personal saving grace relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can rest assured that your child will be in the best care and will increase their knowledge in their personal relationship with Christ. There are several tools used within the AWANA program to keep the students motivated. Completion of “sections” within their handbooks will earn rewards of various kinds including patches, jewels, stickers, candy, etc depending upon which age group they are in. There are also book awards which are presented at the End of Year Celebration given to all students who complete their handbook for that year. The most prestigious award is the Citation Award which is earned by a students who completes all the book work and bible reading between 3rd and 12th grades—that is a 10 year process which is recognized by many colleges for special scholarships.
Theme nights are a major emphasis within club and help make it fun and exciting week to week. Our calendar of events is distributed at the start of each club year and is filled with a variety of creative and interesting things. Rewards are often given for participation in our theme nights.
The AWANA Program at MBC is staffed with the highest quality directors and leader. Every person that works with any student has received training in our child safety course “Reducing the Risk” and has a personal saving grace relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can rest assured that your child will be in the best care and will increase their knowledge in their personal relationship with Christ.
These are our three and four year olds. Students memorize full and partial verses which are easy to recite back to their leader. Each verse that is completed earns an award and a patch which is displayed on the student’s vest. These guys are also big on games and snacks.
The Sparkies really have it going on. They work on scripture memorization throughout the year. These K-2nd graders are very impressive with the amount of scripture that they can retain and their progress is rewarded with patches and jewels which are displayed on their vests. Sparks also are our youngest group to participate in our theme nights, like Crazy Hair Night and Campfire Night.
Truth & Training (T&T): T&T are the 3rd—5th students. Students at this level begin working on service projects as well as the scripture memorization that is required for book completion. We like for the students to complete all of the book work, but we are more interested that they begin to understand the personal relationship that Jesus has for them. Completion of the book work at this level does begin to count toward earning a Citation Award after their senior year of high school.
AWANA Theme Night Explanations
First Semester BARF Kick-Off: BARF stands for Be-A-Real Friend and Bring-A-Real Friend. The kids will be challenged to bring friends throughout the club year. For each friend they bring they will win points and the clubber with the most BARF points at the end of the year will win an Award. Water Game Night: Game Time will be outside and will include water games of all kinds. Bring your water guns and super soakers for a water war at the end of game time. Be sure to bring a towel and a change of clothes. Hotdog Hoedown: Parents are encouraged to come and enjoy a time of family fun. We will have club at the Youth House where we will have a cookout and play games. Hotdogs will be provided. Please bring a bag of chips and a 2 liter of soda or water. Leaders bring a dessert. Grand Prix: The MBC Grand Prix will be combined with the Fall Antique Car Show. Clubbers will race their box derby cars down the track. Prizes will be awarded for design and speed. You must use the AWANA kit available for purchase from the secretaries for $5.00 ea. Crazy Hair Night: Leaders and clubbers come to club with their hair fixed in a CRAZY way. Prizes will be awarded for the craziest hair-dos. Pocket Scavenger: Bring your pockets full of small treasures. Prizes will be awarded to the clubber with the most treasures matching the Commander’s. Pastor Appreciation: This is a night we set aside each year to show our appreciation to the Pastor, the Youth Pastor, the Children’s Director, and the Music Minister. Lists of their favorite things will be circulated a few weeks in advance so that everyone can bring a gift to contribute. Bible Character: Dress up like your favorite Bible Character. Stuffed Animal: Bring your favorite stuffed animal to club with you tonight. Campfire Night There will be a big bonfire on the church property and clubbers will have S’mores for snacks. This takes the place of game time. Cookie Bake-Off Clubbers are encouraged to bake HOMEMADE cookies and bring them in. We will have an impartial judge come and pick the best cookie for each club. POX Night: When a clubber says a section during Handbook time, they get to put a sticker on their color team leader’s face. At the end of the night, the leader with the most dots gets candy prizes to share with their color team members. Christmas Party We will celebrate Jesus’ Birthday on our final club night in November. Clubbers are encouraged to bring a $10 giftcard for Walmart or Target. These giftcards will be donated to Cobb Street Ministries.