Welcome to the Awana Clubs at McCook E-Free
Our mission at McCook E-Free and for our AWANA ministry is to train children to be Approved Workmen who Are Not Ashamed to worship, grow, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
We want to make the Bible alive and relevant with leaders who invest time, love, and wisdom to "reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him" -- just as the AWANA pledge says! While the kids have fun together each Wednesday evening, they're learning about Jesus and growing their faith in Him too. In addition to learning Bible verses, they encounter life lessons and participate in games and activities. The key focus of AWANA is Scripture memorization, understanding, and application of these spiritual truths to their life. The AWANA handbooks clearly present the Gospel in an age-appropriate level and focus on establishing and growing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
As the world finds itself at a crossroad of cultural change, it is more important than ever that we, as a body of believers, are doing all we can to prepare our kids to be resilient, lifelong disciples of Jesus.
AWANA REgular Schedule
AWANA meets every week on Wednesday evenings from 6:30p-8:00p during the school year.
The kids program is for:
Cubbies: Preschool (Ages 3 - 4)
Sparks: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
T&T (Truth & Training): 3rd grade - 5th grade
Each evening consists of:
Handbook Time (30m): Kids work with their leader to recite verses they memorized. Leaders talk with children to ensure they understand key Bible verses that teach them how to know and follow God. Awards are given in recognition to children who have completed sections in their handbooks.
Council Time (30m): The kids from each club come together to hear a Bible story to learn about character traits that honor God.
Game Time (30m): Children learn teamwork and sportsmanship in team competition in the AWANA Games Circle.
Registering for AWANA
Upon checking in for the first time, we will ask you to fill out a registration card with the following personal information (NOTE: We value your privacy and will not share this information with anyone):
- Parent/guardian name(s)
- Home address
- Phone number
- Email address
- Your birthdate (so we can send you a birthday card)
- Child's name
- Child's birthday
- Whether boy/girl
- Any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for your children
- Relationship to the adult
You can get your kids registered for AWANA today! Below are our AWANA Registration form and our Onsite Activity Form which will both need to be filled out and brought to the church.
Once the above information is collected, we will issue a tag for your child. You will receive a claim tag which you will need to present to our staff at the end of the evening so your child can be released back to you.
Note: There are, at least, two adults in each club, although we strive for three to enable more one-on-one help with the clubbers. EVERY adult working with Kids has been through a background check and had training.
AWANA stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," a reference to 2 Timothy 2:15, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth." (NIV).