At GBBC, our kids are committed to "hiding God's Word in their hearts" every week in AWANA Clubs at Great Bridge Baptist. Club meetings are held during the school year on Sunday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
The word AWANA is an acronym that stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed." It comes from 2 Timothy 2:15, in which Paul encouraged Timothy to study God's Word in order to show himself approved.
Our AWANA program offers three different Bible Club experiences for the age-levels below. Each club uses a variety of age-appropriate activities that help preschoolers and kids:
Experience quality Bible teaching from master storytellers during Council Times
Participate in high-energy, fast-paced game-time experiences
Develop an awareness of mission projects locally and overseas that encourage participation and giving
Learn how to share their faith in Christ as Savior
Develop important relationships with friends and caring adults
Experiences in AWANA foster a deep commitment to Christ and a genuine love for God's Word. Parents are asked to volunteer at least once a month by listening to verses that have been memorized.
Age 3, Pre-K4, Pre-K5
AWANA Cubbies Club provides a framework for spiritual training in the home under the supervision of the parents. One handbook, filled with Bible verses and activities for parents to do with their children at home, is completed each year. Club activities include games, puppets, crafts and verses that are memorized to receive stickers and patches for the Cubbie blue vest. Story time reinforces the Bible verses being learned.
K through Grade 2
AWANA Sparks' handbooks teach basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible. A clear and consistent presentation of the Gospel is made each week. The Bible is presented chronologically, and details about Bible characters are told in captivating biographies. Students earn jewels to place in their aviator wings as they complete the three handbooks: HangGlider, WingRunner, and SkyStormer. They will memorize 65 verses within three years. Game Time offers team and individual competitions that are fast-paced and high-energy.
AWANA TNT is designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. The handbooks are each built around eight different questions about God, the Bible, salvation and Christian living. Students memorize eight different Bible passages for each question. At the end of the program, students will have memorized nearly 310 Bible verses.
Grades 3 through Grade 5