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 Adapting Awana for your church 

The Awana ministry can be adapted to fit the unique culture and needs of each church and community. While it may look different from church to church, your ministry will effectively reach kids for Christ when the following six principles are in place.

  1. An Awana ministry is centered on the gospel.
  2. It has high scriptural content.
  3. It is fun and exciting for young people.
  4. It is built on strong leadership.
  5. It trains children and youth to serve.
  6. It strengthens the church/parent partnership.

Here are some ideas you can use to reach kids for Christ.

Verse Cards for each Awana handbook

Send these cards home each week instead of sending the handbooks home.   If your group is learning one verse per week, working together, only purchase a handbook for the leader; none needed for the kids!  Print the verses on card stock and cut them apart to send home.

Sparks HangGlider verse cards

Sparks WingRunner verse cards

Sparks SkyStormer verse cards

Mission:  Agents of Grace Verse Cards

Mission:  Evidence of Grace verse cards

Mission:  Grace In Action verse cards

Handbook Time Alternatives

There are some options in how to conduct handbook time.  Our goal is for the kids to learn God's Word so that it will impact their lives.  Understanding and retention are more important than completing handbooks and earning awards.

Handbook Time Options    Learn three ways which can help your kids excel in handbook time.

Handbook Time Game Room   Rotate kids among rooms to recite, study and play games.  Great for churches with limited workers.

Handbook Time Game Room Reviews   Help for motivating your clubbers.

Achiever Activities  Help with motivating young people.

Ideas for Parental Involvement

Learning One Verse

Some clubs have all the kids work on the same verse each week.   Known as "Together We Move" or "Learning One Verse" this ministry allows leaders to focus attention on helping young people who need extra help memorizing and applying the Scriptures.  Here is some info about Learning One Verse; if you have questions or need more resources email us at

"Learning One Verse" Guidelines

Fill in the Blank Quarterly Schedule  An Excel spreadsheet with spaces for dates and verses to learn.

Sample HangGlider Schedule

Sample WingRunner Schedule

Sample SkyStormer Schedule

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Gospel Verses

1st Corinthians 15:3-4  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures:

John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Revelation 4:8b   Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

Romans 3:23   For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8   But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Acts 16:31  And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.