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Awana Cubbies
(3 Year Olds – PreK)
(Kindergarten – 2nd Grade)
Awana Truth&Training
(3rd Grade – 6th Grade)
Awana Trek
(7th Grade – 8th Grade)
Awana Journey
(9th Grade – 12th Grade)
AWANA is a program with the main goal of reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him!

The acronym is derived from 2 Timothy 2:15 which says:  “Do  your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
The emphasis of AWANA is Bible memorization.  Each week the young person is challenged to recite various scripture passages that teach them about God, Christ, salvation, and many other things!

AWANA has a special time for games, handbooks and an appropriate challenge from the Bible.  It is an exciting program filled with fun competition and prizes.

These are the AWANA clubs based on age groups offered at ACC:

Cubbies – 3 year olds through PreK
Sparks – Kindergarten through 2nd grade
T&T (Truth and Training)- 3rd through 6th grade
TREK – 7th and 8th grade
JOURNEY – 9th through 12th grade

The clubs meet each week at Arizona Community Church on Ray and Rural in Tempe.  They start at 4:00 pm and end at 5:30pm

Sharon Kinsella
AWANA Director

3 Year Olds – PreK

Awana Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of the preschoolers in your church’s children’s ministry 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.

Cubbies helps your children’s ministry workers lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Awana Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids within your church’s children’s ministry to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

To many children in kindergarten to second grade, Sparks is the highlight of the week! They love their red vests, the exciting games and spending time with leaders and friends.

Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™. Each year, Sparks clubbers in your children’s ministry program: explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture memorize Bible verses complete handbook activities. The handbooks, combined with Large Group Time lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know From the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!


3rd – 6th Grade

Awana T&T® engages the third- through sixth-graders of your church’s children’s ministry 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 minister to your children as the lessons work to deepen a child’s knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.

T&T is different from other Awana programs. It is comprised of two clubs with distinct curriculum, uniforms and awards:

T&T Ultimate Adventure™ for third and fourth grades

T&T Ultimate Challenge™ for fifth and sixth grades

Local churches may choose to run the T&T clubs separately or combine them for Large Group Time and Game Time. In any case, the two clubs are designed to help kids stay plugged into T&T ministry as they move into the preteen years and continue growing in their relationship with Christ.

Today, 10- to 12-year-olds, known as tweens, face unique pressures, demands and distractions. These factors can result in a marked increase in discouragement, apathy and disengagement. Christian children are not immune.

Awana has responded by updating T&T to reinforce commitment, identity and community for these kids and to give third- and fourth-graders a new club stage to anticipate. These updates also focus the attention of leaders on the unique challenges and needs of this age group.
The ultimate message to kids of every age group is that nothing is more important than their relationship with Christ and following His way of living in the Scriptures.
7th – 8th Grade
AWANA Trek® is Biblically rich content with practical application for your students’ lives. Each lesson includes an activity, lesson, memory verse and seven days of devotions that help students understand the Bible.
Trek comprises of a 2 year middle school curriculum. This new program challenges students to wrestle with the three most important questions they’re asking in middle school:
  • Who am I?
  • Why am I here?
  • Who’s with me?

By allowing students to dive deep into the Scriptures and answer these questions for themselves we allow them to own their faith and discover what they actually believe. Our ACC AWANA TREK program is divided into 3 parts: a small group Bible study using the AWANA Trek materials, a student leader volunteer in one of the younger AWANA clubs, and a study hall to work on their school homework.

9th – 12th Grade
AWANA 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. Our ACC AWANA Journey program is comprised of Bible readings, sharing your faith, attending a Christian training seminar, and participating as a volunteer student leader in one of the younger AWANA clubs.