Each week, more than 2.8 million kids from ages 2-18 take part in Awana through more than 38,000 churches in 113 countries. Centered on the gospel, Awana uses Scripture memory in a fun, exciting environment to teach children and youth to know, live and share the gospel and to serve Christ locally and globally. Awana stands for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed"! (2 Timothy 2:15).
Awana at Tysons
If you are interested in Awana Registration, please email Awanatysons@mcleanbible.org
Awana is a program for youth 3 years old through 12th grade that focuses on learning God’s Word in a fun atmosphere. Each week, Awana provides consistent, positive teaching and training that stresses strong moral and spiritual values. Our clubbers learn about the reality of God and the truth of the Bible. Awana meets from September through May on Sundays, 5:00 - 6:45 pm.
A typical night at Awana is broken down into 3 segments:
Game Time - Every Awana meeting kicks off in high gear with lots of team competition. Organized games get all of the children to participate, unleashing natural energy & enthusiasm.
Handbook Time - Using achievement-oriented learning segments, Awana training emphasizes the importance of God & His Word for sound living. Clubbers progress through handbooks at their own pace & leaders meet with them individually to go over what they have learned.
Council Time - Council time begins with group Bible study that is tailored to the ages of the clubbers.
Additionally, fun events are scheduled throughout the year for clubbers to invite their friends to. Events usually include:
- Grand Prix
- Boys camp out
- Girls Lock-in
- Boys Lock-in
Our MBC Tysons Awana program helps to sponsor an Awana Club in El Salvador. Awana clubbers donate money that they personally earn to spread the gospel to children around the world. Click to read the "Smoke Signals" newsletter to learn about the impact we are having in El Salvador.
Awana Calendar 2018-2019
8/19 - Cubbie Parent meeting, 1:00 pm, Room 2201
Director meeting, 11:00 am Awana office
8/26 - Cubbie Parent meeting, 1:00 pm, Room 2201
Director meeting, 11:00 am Awana office
9/8 - Awana Leader training, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, Comm. D (3rd Floor)
9/9 - Leader Dry Run - 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm, Comm. C (1st Floor)
9/16 - Awana Club starts! 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
9/23 - Awana Club
9/29 - Awana Ministry Conference, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Bowie, MD
9/30 - Awana Club – Sparks Parent Meeting 5:30 pm, Room 2100
T&T Parents 6:00 pm, Room 2100
10/7 - Awana Club
10/14 - Awana Club- Crazy hat/hair night
10/21 - Awana Club – Trek and Journey Parent Meeting, 5:30 pm Room 2100
10/28 - Awana club – Bible Character night
11/4 - Awana club
11/11- Awana club - BARF night
11/18 – Awana club
11/25 – NO Awana - Thanksgiving
12/2 - Awana Club
12/9 – Awana Club
12/16- Awana Club
12/23 - NO Awana – Christmas
12/30 - NO Awana – New Year
1/6 - Awana Club AwanaGO
1/13 - Awana Club - Slipper Night AwanaGO
1/18-19 – T&T Boy’s Lock-in
1/20 - Awana Club AwanaGO
1/25-26 - T&T Girl's Lock-in
1/27 - Awana club AwanaGO
2/2 - Awana Grand Prix – 5:00 pm Dinner, 6:00 pm Race Start, Comm. C
2/3 - NO Awana - Super Bowl
2/10 - Awana Club - Mustache Night
2/17 - Awana Club
2/24 - Awana Club
3/3 - Awana Club
3/10 - Awana Club - Can Can Night
3/17 - Awana Club – Handbook Awards
3/24 - Awana Club
3/31 - Awana Club
4/7 - Awana Club
4/14 – NO Awana Club – Palm Sunday
4/21 – NO Awana Club – Easter
4/28 - Awana Club – Handbook Awards
5/5 - LAST Awana Club - Handbook Awards
LAST NIGHT TO COMPLETE HANDBOOK SECTIONS
Cubbie Awards Night
5/10 – Awana Awards Ceremony – 6:45 pm, Smith Center
Cubbies must be 3 years old by September 30 of the current year
Sparks (Kindergarten) must be 5 years by September 30 of the current year. If your child is not starting Kindergarten this fall, please enroll them in Cubbies.
1st Grade through 12th Grade. Child goes in same class they are in at school or with same age children if homeschooled.
There is a cost for dues each year. These dues help to cover the cost of books, awards, & activities throughout the year. Uniforms are a separate expense & can be paid when your child earns the uniform.
Children are considered enrolled when all dues are paid, all forms are submitted, and there are enough volunteers to staff the classrooms. Limited scholarships may be available; please contact us. Typically a scholarship is ½ the cost of annual dues. If classes are full, your child will be placed on a waiting list and we will notify you.
Enrollment priority is given in the following order:
- Regular weekly Awana volunteers (guaranteed enrollment).
- All those who have paid dues and submitted forms are taken on a first come, first serve basis, depending on space availability.
Parent/Guardian Volunteer Policy
All Awana parents/guardians are requested to serve in some capacity. Volunteer position descriptions and preference choices are on the Enrollment Form. The best volunteer for your child is a weekly volunteer! Please contact us if you have any questions.
We always have volunteer opportunities available!
Please fill out a volunteer form to get started. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Please note: Your weekly commitment makes Awana run with excellence. The best volunteer for your child is a volunteer who is present each week.
Table Leader (all groups) – If you have a heart for leading children and building relationships, this is for you! Help children with their verse recitation and cheer for them during game time. Get to know the children at your table and their families and pray for them weekly. Weekly commitment required since the goal is to build relationships with the children. Previous experience in Awana is helpful but not required. This is one of the most rewarding roles you could have in Awana since you are on the front lines with the children as they learn Scripture.
Nursery – Care for children of Awana volunteers and church attendees with playtime and age-appropriate teaching.
Cubbies Secretary – Greet children as they arrive and mark attendance rosters. Keep track of and distribute class supplies to table leaders. Work with table leaders to ensure clubbers are getting their handbook sections recorded and receiving their uniform awards. Prepare postcards for absent clubbers. May serve as a substitute table leader from time to time.
T&T Club Secretary – Keep track of and distribute class supplies to table leaders. Work with table leaders to ensure clubbers are getting their handbook sections recorded and receiving their uniform awards. Prepare postcards for absent clubbers. May serve as a substitute table leader from time to time.
Cubbies Games Leader – Plan and execute large group games for 3 and 4 year olds each week. All equipment provided and game suggestions available. Weekly commitment required. Leading games is a blast and a great way to serve the Cubbies!
Cubbies Craft Coordinator – Keeps Cubbie craft bins stocked each week. Refills bins from previous weeks.
Cubbies Puppeteer – Scripts and puppets provided. Weekly commitment required. Could also serve as a table leader. An exciting and fun role; one of the most popular among Cubbies!
Table Leader Substitute – With flu season, vacations, work travel, and other events in the lives of our leaders, our weekly leaders sometimes need to miss Club. Substitutes are a critical resource for our Club to make sure our Clubbers don’t suffer when their regular leaders need to be out. Table leader substitutes are part of a Club (Cubbies, Sparks, T&T, Trek and Journey), and come to the rescue each week. Should have a working knowledge of the various clubs in Awana.
Awana Games Leader – Assist the Games Director in set-up and execution of Sparks, T&T, Trek and Journey game time. Lots of energy and excitement needed! A great way to encourage clubbers.
Large Group Worship Leader – If leading worship is for you, serve as a worship leader in one of the Clubs! Schedules could be flexible from weekly to monthly. Any and all levels of complexity welcome, from playing and/or singing, to leading Clubbers to sing with a CD or video.
Awana Pre-Club – arrives at 4:30 pm and runs simple “minute to win it” type games for Sparks and T&T groups. 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm.
Tech/Computer/AV – Must have minimal computer knowledge. Makes sure Power Point, video, audio, and microphones work for the Club Large Groups and Games. Training on how to use the computer, video, and audio systems is provided. Weekly commitment required.
Record Keeper – maintains children’s handbook records on the Approved Workman database. Must be available for training before club starts.
Awana Store – Assist families in making their purchases and signing up for extra activities. Note, this position is not working with kids. Assists Cubbie Craft Coordinator when available. Must arrive early – 4:30 pm, and be able to stay late – 7:00 pm.
Resource Support – Assists with campout and lock-in signups, AwanaGO and TruthScripts. Collects lost and found and treasure chest donations. Assists with special projects during club nights.
Greeter – Assists families with check-in on computer stations, welcomes visitors and directs clubbers to appropriate classes.
Leader Encourager / Prayer Warrior – A unique role in our Club, this person commits to pray regularly with and for other Awana leaders. Commits to walk through Club during Club nights to pray for Club activities, children, and leaders.