“Awana is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.” (Awana® Clubs International, 2018).
NorthPointe Church’s Awana Ministry currently only accepts children that are fully potty trained. Awana has moved to an Apologetic based curriculum written by Dr. Sean McDowell. Our Middle School curriculum (6th-8th grade) is heavily Apologetic based and pulls from Dr. Frank Turek and Dr. Sean McDowell. The 6th-8th grades are also taught leadership principles and are encouraged to become Awana Teen Leaders by the time they enter High School.
Last year, we started offering some electives for the kids and by far the most popular was the self-defense classes. Because of Dr. Gene Williams (Doc), his wife, Christi Williams, and their Ministry, Jacobs MMA, our children were able to learn the basics of the world-renowned GRACIE BULLYPROOF® Program. We are excited to announce that Jacob’s MMA will be a permanent part of our Awana Ministry. You can reach Dr. Williams (Doc) or Christi Williams (Gene and Christi) at their website http://www.jacobsmma.com/
Our Awana Ministry follows the Bartow County School System’s calendar as closely as possible. Awana is canceled anytime Bartow County School is canceled. No exceptions! We also try to follow Mr. Fred Painter’s Bible Study Ministry as close as possible, so that parents can attend his class while their children attend Awana. Mr. Painter’s class starts at 6:00p.m. and is usually over around 7:30p.m.
As most of you know, NorthPointe Church is always busy doing God’s work. Time and space are precious commodities. There are other Ministries before, during, and after Awana, and there is no overlap time. Please be on time! Awana offers a fellowship meal for you and your child starting at 5:00p.m. and it ends exactly at 5:20p.m... We cannot offer special dietary requests, so either bring your child something they can eat, or bring them at 5:30p.m... This is a great time for you to talk to your children about God. Awana begins immediately after our meal at 5:30p.m. and ends promptly at 7:30p.m. Our volunteers time is a gift to you and your child, please don’t abuse it.
On behalf of our dedicated Awana Leaders and Team Leaders I would like to welcome you to come out and try our updated Awana program. Like every Ministry, we welcome new volunteers. If you would like to be part of a fantastic Ministry contact me @ 678-598-8084.
AWANA Ministry Leader