Lakeside Church

Awana Club

3 – 5 Yrs Old

K – Grade 2

Grades 3 – 6

For more information contact
lub Commander, Mark Fugit






Awana Clubs, International is a Bible-centered, youth-oriented club program organized to reach boys and girls for Christ and train them to serve Christ. Part of a nationwide Christian ministry headquartered in Illinois, you can look Awana Clubs up on the web at  Awana stands for “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15). 

The AWANA Club at Lakeside
At the Awana Club here at Lakeside, we are convinced that it is worth the time, energy, and expense to provide a quality opportunity for children to learn the teaching of Bible Scripture and apply it to their young lives. We consider it a blessing to provide a quality ministry program for children and youth.  

Meeting Time and Age Groups 
Our Awana club serves age groups from 3-years-old to 6th grade.  Cubbies for preschooler ages 3-5, Sparks for K-2 graders, and Truth & Training for 3-6 graders, meet Wednesdays at 6:30-8:05 PM (September through May).

cubbies-bcMeeting Activities
Our Awana meeting times are divided into 3 parts: Handbook Time, Game Time, and Council Time. Each is explained below:

* Handbook Time is when clubbers recite their verses they have memorized at home during the week to their Awana Leader.

* Game Time is played outside on a specially designed game square. The games are very structured and are designed to teach clubbers to play as a team. Listening skills and ability to follow directions are heavily stressed.

* Council Time is used to help clubbers relate their Christian faith to their everyday life and build a personal relationship with Christ. We use this time to tell Bible stories, bring visiting Missionaries to share their experiences from other countries, and/or to play Bible quizzing games.

The children and youth involved in Awana, called clubbers, earn points and Awana bucks for memorizing sections from their handbooks, following directions, and winning games. All clubbers are divided into color teams and these teams compete with each other during the course of the meeting to accumulate the most points. The winning team wins a treat at the end of the club time. The Awana program stresses the importance of regular church attendance and gives awards for this. Awards are given primarily for achievement in the handbooks.