Taken from 2 Timothy 2:15, the name Awana is an acrostic: Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. 

The Awana ministry equips leaders to reach kids with the gospel and encourage them in their walk with Christ. Our Awana program impacts childrens’ lives through energetic game activities, Bible-based teaching experiences, Scripture memorization, and small group time. Awana also provides an opportunity for parents to be involved in the spiritual development of their children. Our program meets at the church on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:15pm and runs from August 28th - May 6th.

Take a look at the 2019-2020 Awana Calendar

Group Age
Puggles 3 Years before Kindergarten, must be 2 by August 1
Cubbies 1-2 years before Kindergarten
Sparks Grades K, 1, & 2
Truth & Training Grades 3 - 6
Trek Grades 7 to 8
Journey 24/7 Grades 9 to 12
If weather conditions are such that Ralston Public Schools have cancelled classes, there will be no activities that evening at Community Bible Church

 Club Descriptions

Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year-olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings. In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:

  • God Made Everything
  • God Saw That It Was Good
  • God is Love
  • Give Thanks

Special take-home cards that correspond to each week’s lesson help parents nurture their child’s faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.

Puggles is a one-year program

Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3 to 5 year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.Preschoolers can hardly wait for their next Cubbies club meeting. Whether it’s the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their “Cubbies friends,” they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.

Sparks® ignites the curiosity of Kindergarten through second-grade kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ. Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™. Each year, Sparks clubbers:

  • explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture
  • memorize Bible verses
  • complete handbook activities

Truth & Training (T&T) engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace. Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child’s knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life. 

Trek® challenges junior high students in 7th and 8th grades to consider their destiny in Christ and pursue it through life application of God’s Word. Each year they go through a workbook with 24 in-depth lessons featuring Bible study, Scripture memory, and practical application. The club night also includes fun, active games that junior high students love! Please note that Trek for Middle School students meets at Mockingbird Elementary School (5100 S 93rd St). Students can be dropped off at the school after 6:15 pm. If a student needs a ride to the school they can meet in the church annex and get a ride from an adult leader.

Journey® establishes high school students as lifelong disciples through a deep study of God’s Word, mobilizing them to live with godly perspective and evident faith. Students work through one book each year that encourage them to study and read the Bible on their own. After reciting their verses on club nights, students put what they are learning into action by going to serve in other AWANA club areas.