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.
At First Baptist Church Festus - Crystal City we offer four different Awana Clubs.
Puggles ~ Children Age 2 (located in the preschool wing)
AWANA Puggles Club teaches toddlers simple Bible lessons through teaching cards, music and games. Parents receive take-home cards to reinforce the lessons taught.
Cubbies ~ Children Age 3, Pre-K4 and Pre-K5 (located in the preschool wing)
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.
Sparks ~ Students Kindergarten through Grade 2 (located upper level education wing)
AWANA Sparks’ handbooks teach basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible. A clear and consistent presentation of the Gospel message 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.
T&T (Truth and Training) ~ Students Grades 3–6 (located lower level of education wing)
AWANA T&T is designed to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. The four 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 four-year program, students will have memorized 310 Bible verses to receive the cherished Timothy Award (2 Timothy 2:15).