What is AWANA?

The word AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 - “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”  

Awana is a nondenominational ministry that helps churches worldwide raise children and youth to know, love and serve Christ. Awana provides fully integrated programs for ages 2 to 18, evangelism tools to reach kids and families, biblical discipleship resources that involve parents and churches, healthy mentor and peer relationships and specialized volunteer training.

As a ministry leader for over 60 years, Awana is making an impact. A recent national survey found Awana to be as important to their alumni's spiritual foundation as all other church activities combined. Among those who had participated in the program for at least six years, 92.7 percent still attend church at least weekly as adults!

Each week, more than 1.5 million kids ages 2 to 18 participate in Awana. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and nearly 13,000 internationally run Awana programs that change young lives through biblical truth.

About our club...


Children are grouped in age appropriate club levels to provide effective lessons and resources:

  • Cubbies (Ages 3 & 4) **CURRENTLY FULL, WITH A WAITING LIST**

  • Sparks (K-2nd Grade)

  • T&T (3rd-6th Grade)


Each meeting consists of five phases: Musical Worship, Opening Ceremonies, Handbook Time (scripture training), Large Group Time (bible lessons) and Team Games.


Our AWANA club begins the 2nd Tuesday of September and meets Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. (during the school year). Check-in starts at 6:15 to allow for a prompt start time.


We meet in our church facility located at 1445 N Argonne Rd in Spokane Valley.


To train up children to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus.

Michelle Cramer
AWANA Ministry Director