Kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Ministry leaders and parents witness the profound impact AWANA has in reaching kids with the gospel and watching them grow as long-term disciples.

Experience shows that encouragement from a parent will make a big difference in the spiritual growth of your children. That’s why AWANA is a tool to be used at home as well!

What Is AWANA?

AWANA comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the Word of Truth.”

Our AWANA clubs at Lake Norman Baptist Church are additional discipleship opportunities for children ages 3 to 5th grade. Week by week, your children will grow spiritually as they learn Bible verses. They also learn how to USE and navigate their Bibles in a more specific way than we can teach through traditional Sunday morning classes. We encourage you to work with your children to help them learn the verses and projects in their handbooks. During your home preparation with your child each week you will help them memorize each Bible verse they are working on so that your child can recite it to an AWANA leader.



Our AWANA Clubs are divided into three age-based groups:

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    Ages 3 (by 9/1) and 4

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    Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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    T & T

    3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


  • Meetings are held weekly on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 6:30pm with breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, and Easter.
  • Club begins the Sunday after Labor Day and ends the last Sunday in April.
  • At registration or on the first night, parents will receive a schedule of special activities or theme for each week.
  • Dues are 50¢ cents per night to help defray operating costs.
2019-2020 AWANA Calendar →

Club Schedule

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    Handbook Time

    …consists of interaction between individual clubbers and their leaders. Clubbers learn and recite their handbook memory verses and discuss the Bible reading assignments. To complete the handbook during the year, clubbers will need to work on the handbook at home. They receive recognition and rewards as they reach different milestones.

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    Game Time

    …is a period of fun and fellowship. These games are fun and competitive, but are of a nature that allows almost all children to participate regardless of their athletic skill.

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    Council Time

    …provides an opportunity to present the Gospel as well as teach Biblical Truth to the children. Awana leaders and special guest speakers present these messages at a level that children can understand.

Contact Us

For more information on the AWANA program, please contact Janelle Venters.

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