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What is AWANA?

AWANA is a very successful children’s ministry program that has been helping churches “equip kids for life” and minister to families for over 60 years. Through games, lessons, Scripture memorization, and fun, AWANA helps instill a desire “to know, love and serve Christ”, while building a biblical foundation for faith. Find an interactive walk-through here.

Our Ministry Team

Though First Wesleyan is just beginning our AWANA journey this fall, many of our AWANA leaders have extensive experience in the program! Many of them have seen first hand the great impact it can have on children through their experience as AWANA leaders. We also have leaders that are living testimonies to its effectiveness, as they are still serving Christ today after being in AWANA as a child!

Awana spiritual impact

Hear From Our Leaders

“I was not raised in the church, and AWANA was a vital stepping stone in my walk with Christ. It was where I first asked Jesus to come into my heart and where I first memorized scripture. Though I only went sporadically as a child, God used it to shape me in powerful ways.” ~Alex
“AWANA is a strong Bible teaching program that uses many avenues to help our children memorize scripture. Our Children will be challenged at AWANA to know scripture better and to know personally who Jesus is.” ~Pastor Don