Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15). Founded in 1950, the AWANA ministry is:

  • An international, non-denominational Bible-centered children’s and youth ministry.
  • Committed to the evangelism and discipleship of children and youth.
  • Effective at getting the gospel into the homes of unsaved families
  • Focused on missions.

The AWANA ministry embraces five principles:

  1. AWANA is centered on the gospel.
  2. Scripture memory is a key element.
  3. AWANA is exciting and fun.
  4. Children and youth are trained to serve.
  5. AWANA is built on volunteer leadership.


What happens at Awana?

An AWANA Club meeting consist of three main parts:

  • Game Time, with team competition and lots of fun.
  • Large Group Time, with Bible lesson and music.
  • Handbook Time, with Scripture memorization where the children earn achievements and awards.

In addition, other activities, such a Bible Quiz, AWANA Grand Prix, Sparks-a-Rama, AWANA Games and a week-long Summer Camp are a part of the AWANA Program. These are all important aspects of our AWANA Club.

Who can attend?
Cubbies*Two years prior to Kindergarten
SparksK–2nd Grade
T&T Girls3rd–6th Grade
T&T Boys3rd–6th Grade
Trek7th–8th Grade
Journey9th–12th Grade

*Cubbies is available exclusively for the children of AWANA Leaders and Children’s Ministry Volunteers at this time.

Who works with my children?

Trained adult volunteers work in all of our clubs. All volunteers go through a background check. We require that all volunteers go through AWANA Orientation & Training. In addition, youth who aspire to serve others as a Student Leader in AWANA can be involved.

How much will it cost?

We ask that all clubbers pay dues of $35.00 per year ($36.00 if paying online). We also ask that you pay for the full year at the beginning of the year, if possible. The dues are used to pay for awards that the clubbers earn, for their handbook and uniform, and for incentives for the clubbers throughout the year.

Please note: We want all clubbers to be able to have the books and uniforms. If the cost of these would impose a financial hardship on your family, call the AWANA Commander or talk to any of the Directors (see below). Financial help is available.

When and where does Awana meet?

AWANA Club for Kindergarten through 6th grade meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6:15pm–8:00 p.m., and Trek & Journey meet on Monday nights from 6:30–8:30pm.

All Clubs meet at:

South Hill Bible Church
958 E 29th Ave
Spokane, WA 99203
(509) 838-2242

When picking up your children from AWANA at 8:30 p.m., please come inside the building to get your children. There is too much traffic in the parking lot to have your children wait for you outside. For the safety of all, please park and come inside the church to pick up your children. Thank you.

How do we signup?

There is a registration form (see below) and medical release that needs to be signed by the parents and returned with the child when he/she comes to AWANA on Wednesday or Monday night.

Forms for yourself or a friend may be obtained from the AWANA Secretaries at check-in, or from the Commander or a Director.

There are two options for registering for AWANA:

  1. Click here to pay and register online, and complete the registration form (download link below) and email it to
  2. Download the registration form, print, sign and mail with your payment to the address on the form, or bring it with you when you bring your child for AWANA.

The registration form is required the first night of AWANA Clubs. Ensure you send it in advance or bring it with you.

We look forward to seeing you at Club!

How can I help?

You want to be a part of an exciting outreach with abundant rewards? Be a leader! A leader is responsible for 4–6 children, helping them memorize Scripture and understand the Bible, and also encouraging them in Game Time and Large Group Time. A leader works under the direction of the club Director for a particular age group. The following are some requirements for becoming an AWANA leader:

  1. You have trusted in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.
  2. You are walking with the Lord. As you are a role model for the children, you are expected to demonstrate honesty, purity, clean speech, modesty, obedience to authority and respect for others.
  3. You are growing in your relationship with the Lord, reading the Bible, praying and attending church regularly.
  4. You endeavor to present an attractive attitude to the kids by exhibiting patience and are gentle but firm in your standards.
  5. You desire to expand God’s kingdom through reaching the next generation with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
  6. AWANA Training & Orientation will be provided for you.  For additional details and information contact the AWANA Commander at the number below.