AWANAwardsApproved Workmen Are Not Ashamed - The AWANA name is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.” The AWANA club emphasizes Scripture memory and desires to work with parents and churches to develop spiritually strong children who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. At Calvary, the AWANA program ministers to children age 3 through 8th grade. We also offer a voluntary Bible study for adults if parents wish to attend while their children are at AWANA. AWANA clubs meet on Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30. Our sessions begin after Labor Day and end before Easter.



The breakdown of the age groups is as follows:

  • CUBBIES: 3-4 year olds
  • SPARKS: K5-2nd grade
  • TRUTH AND TRAINING (T&T): 3rd-6th grade (boys and girls meet separately)
  • TREK: 7th-8th grade


SparksThe typical AWANA night will include handbook time, a challenge time from God’s Word and game time. There is also a strong emphasis on helping those in need and those who are in full-time Christian service. AWANA does two fundraisers each year; Care and Share and Coin-A-Rama. There are also special activities throughout the year. The clubbers will go roller skating, participate in a Grand Prix race in which they build their own cars (T&T and Trek only), and enjoy the AWANA Fair at the end of the year. Our dedicated leaders and workers are a key reason for the success of our AWANA program at Calvary Baptist Church. Almost all of them were clubbers themselves at one time!