“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)
AWANA is a kid’s club meeting where they participate in games and activities that train their bodies, learn Bible verses and interact with spiritual truths that expands their minds. A kid’s ministry without fun is a ministry without kid; therefore, children prefer to come back for more at our AWANA ministry.
AWANA teaches children that God is real, He loves them, and that He expresses his love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Kids take delight in learning how God can help them in their daily lives. Basing lessons on the Bible, our teachers teach them how to cope with their many struggles by obeying God in their different realities and situations they face.
Since 1950, churches have used AWANA to extend God’s love to kids. It is a proven way for churches to impact their communities and train children for leaders. Hence, the goal of the AWANA ministry is to give young boys and girls the chance to know, love and serve God. Serving God is a great responsibility and while doing so, we believe having fun doing God’s work, makes it less of other people’s responsibility but our own.
At AWANA, our core values are Love, Respect, Leadership and Excellence. Throughout our meetings, we instill valuable lessons to better understand our service to God, people around us, our community and the world, as well as ourselves. These treasured values learnt help us through our daily lives.
AWANA is open to all children in Pre-School through Grade 6. Children are put into categories to help them understand and grow in the word of God. These Categories include:
- Cubbies: 3 to 4yrs old
- Sparks: 5 to7yrs old
- Truth & Training (T&T): 8 to 12 yrs old
AWANA Clubs: A Weekly Adventure
Learning about God encourages us to be excited to know his promises for us. At AWANA, there are three segments that increase our excitement in every club meeting.
- Game Time
The AWANA game circle provides maximum opportunities for children with different athletic abilities to participate in various hands on activities during our meetings. These activities unleash their energy towards learning skills pertaining to teamwork, sportsmanship, and other character building exercises as they participate.
- Small Group Time
Kids are encouraged to work with trained leaders on a one-on-one bases to help finish their various curriculum materials. AWANA emphasizes on memorizing and understanding key Bible verses that teach children how to know and follow God on a much deeper level. At the end of each level, awards and trophies are rewarded to the children to celebrate their achievements which encourages them to be involved with the word of God.
- Large Group Time
As a group, kids and leaders gather together to sing, get updates through announcements, receive awards, and most importantly receive a practical message through the Bible.
Every Friday (September to June):
Cubbies: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Sparks and T&T: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rhenish Church of Canada
2667 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham, ON.
*In addition, we are registered with the York Regional Police, and all our staff and volunteers need to pass the Vulnerable Sector Screening. Also, we follow the Child Protection Policy, adopted from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada.