AWANA is an international, non–denominational, Bible-centered youth program for 3-year-olds through 6th grade students. The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase, "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed", from II Timothy 2:15. We provide a place for children to make friends; play exciting games; have opportunities to learn and memorize God’s Word, learn to apply that scriptures to their life by becoming involved in missions, and receive awards as encouragement for their efforts! Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him! Program Overview: The three main parts of our program are Handbook Time, Large Group Time and Game Time. Handbook Time: During Handbook Time, leaders listen to verses and help children understand and apply them. Clubbers should pass at least one section each week. We strongly encourage parental involvement. Large Group Time: Large Group Time consists of music, announcements, testimonies, a Biblical message and award presentations. We give major awards for completing books at the Awards Program in May; however, club directors give smaller awards for completing sections in their books throughout the year. Game Time: Competition during Game Time is exciting! We encourage children to play fair, cheer for their team and persevere to finish the race. Please have children wear proper shoes for games: close-toed, non-slip, non-marking shoes for running. Directors assign clubbers to teams at the beginning of the year; however, they may reassign teams as needed. A Medical Release Form (see forms below) needs to be submitted for each clubber no later than their second week of attendance. Pickup Procedure: For the protection of each child, parents/guardians need to pick up their children promptly at 7 p.m. from the Gym. Siblings will not be allowed to pick up their younger brothers or sisters without prior written approval. The Awana Permission Form (see forms below) is available for parents to authorize the pick up of their children by anyone other than themselves. For Parents: While your children are attending AWANA, if you are interested in volunteering with the club, email Commander Pastor Richard at Awana@BetelChapel.org or sign up at the Registration Table. We also invited to attend our Sunday Evening Worship Service in Room D102-3 from 6-7 pm.