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Awana is an international, interdenominational, Bible-centered youth organization that provides weekly clubs and programs for pre-school through high school. The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase "approved workmen are not ashamed" from 2 Timothy 2:15.

The goal of Awana is to reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. Our prayer is to see children and youth come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ!

The heart of Awana is the gospel message - that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose again; we can have eternal life in heaven and a relationship with God by trusting Jesus as our Savior.

Memorization of scripture and studying God's Word is a vital part of the program.

The Awana program is divided into several clubs, according to age groups:

Cubbies (preschool): celebrates preschoolers spiritual potential by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

Sparks (K-2): teaches children about the people and events of the Bible. This builds a foundation of wisdom for knowing Jesus.

T & T (Ultimate Adventure- 3-4 grades; Ultimate Challenge- 5-6 grades): answers kids key questions about God and the Bible, guiding them to grow in His grace.


For Sparks and T&T, a typical night is divided into three parts:

1. Handbook Time (reciting verses and learning what they mean)

2. Game Time (exciting games usually played on the "Awana circle")

3. Large Group Time (a lesson from the Bible)

Church of the Blue Ridge
9357 Critzer Shop Road
Afton, VA 22920
Phone: 540-456-8653