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AWANA History: 

AWANA is an international, Bible-centered ministry founded in over 60 years ago by Christian men who saw a need for children to be reached with the good news of Jesus Christ. AWANA has grown from its beginnings in a church basement in the Chicago area into a ministry that reached hundreds of thousands of children around the world each week.   
   AWANA Fun Facts: 

* AWANA clubs meet each week both in the US and internationally.

* AWANA has reached over 2 million children worldwide. 

* Over 28,000 churches use the AWANA program. 

*  AWANA can be found in over 100 countries. 
 
AWANA Purpose:

AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

 from 2 Timothy 2:15,

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,

a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
 
The key focus of AWANA ministry is Scripture memorization, understanding, and application. The AWANA handbooks clearly present the Gospel at an age-appropriate level and initially focus on establishing a personal relationship between each clubber and Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. The memory work, Bible studies, and other fun activities continue to carefully give each clubber a Biblical worldview by building up their Bible knowledge and instilling in them a love and respect for God and His Word. 
 
AWANA curriculum

The materials are designed to help parents and churches guide children in spiritual growth,

and are based on the following master life threads: 

 *Teaching respect for God and His Word 

* Building wisdom through Bible knowledge and understanding

 * Helping children and youth demonstrate grace in relationships 

* Giving them a sense of destiny and purpose

  * Encouraging them to see things from God’s perspective
 
Who can participate in AWANA?

AWANA at CDO is open to any child that attends Casa de Oracion.

AWANA clubs are available for preschool-age children (2 years old, potty-trained),

Kindergarten-Second Grade, and Third-Sixth Grade.

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