Awana  “Awana teaches youngsters the importance of being team members, responding to authority, and learning discipline” (a pastor from Michigan). “I like the structured, well-prepared program. Materials are superbly written” (a mom from Washington). “Parental encouragement makes a big difference in a clubber’s success in Awana” (a leader from Florida).

Why do hundreds of thousands of kids attend Awana Clubs each week? Awana is fun! That’s the bottom line for most kids. Of course, they are learning & growing while they’re having fun.

Awana club meetings are brimming with life-enriching experiences for young people! Clubbers learn that God is real, that he loves them, & that He has expressed that love through Jesus Christ. They also learn how to apply the truths of the Bible for their daily lives. In a world desperate for high standards of morality & ethics, Awana uses the Bible to teach children to honor God & their fellow human beings.

The goal of Awana is to reach boys & girls for Christ & train them to serve Him. Since 1950, churches have been using Awana to reach out to the youth in their communities. The program is distinctively Christian & Bible-centered. Of course, Awana Clubs do not exclude kids based on their religious affiliation. The club meetings are open to all.

Three segments provide start-to-finish adventure in every club meeting! Each has a purpose.Sparks logo

Game Time: Every Awana Club meeting includes a high-energy Game Time featuring individual & team competition. The Awana game circle has universal appeal.  Kids evermore love Awana Games!

Handbook Time: Using achievement-oriented curriculum materials, Awana emphasizes memorization & understanding of key Bible T&T logoverses. With a trained leader alongside to encourage & guide, clubbers develop a Bible-based view of how to know & serve God. Clubbers are rewarded for their achievements as they progress through the handbooks.

Council Time: The whole club gathers for a Bible message, singing, & announcements of upcoming events. One highlight of Council Time is the presentation of awards for individual progress & team competition.

The Awana Club Programs

  • Puggles – age 2
  • Cubbies – ages 3 & 4
  • Sparks – Grades K, 1, & 2
  • Truth & Training
    • Grades 3 & 4 (girls)
    • Grades 3 & 4 (boys)
    • Grades 5 & 6 (girls)
    • Grades 5 & 6 (boys)

All clubs & programs meet weekly at Immanuel on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 (doors open to clubbers at 6:15), through the school year. Over 20 trained & dedicated leaders are involved in serving the needs of the children.

Sign up by printing the Awana Registration Form, filling it out and bringing it when you come.  We hope to see you there.

Immanuel Baptist Church
500 W. South Street
P.O. Box 111
Arcanum, Ohio 45304
(937) 692-8188


Senior Pastor Greg Greve
Associate Pastor Dan Kuhbander