All kids from 3 years of age to 6th grade...
Awana is an international, Bible-centered children's ministry and youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs,
programs and training for students ages 2 through high school. Their goal is to equip churches to reach kids, and their families,
with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from:
2 Timothy 2:15: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Awana began in 1950 as a youth program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago, Illinois. Lance Latham, the church pastor,
worked with Art Rorheim to develop a program that would appeal to young people, reach them with the gospel and train them in the
Lordís work. Other churches heard about the success of the Awana program and asked if they could use it. By 1960, Awana had registered
900 churches to start Awana.
Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 3,900 churches in 109
other countries and six continents.
At First Baptist Church of Rochelle, in the gym. Need a map? Click here.
Every Wednesday nights during the school year at 6:30.
If youíre looking for the premier program to change kidsí lives, youíve come to the right place!
Awana is the leading ministry to help local churches reach children and youth with the gospel and train them to know,
love and serve Christ.
Awana blends Bible teaching, Scripture memorization and tons of fun. First Baptistís Awana ministry will impact
kids ages 2 to 12 along with their families and entire communities.
Come on! Our AWANA staff is waiting for you!