Greeting from MVCCC Awana Leadership Team
We are excited to begin the eighth year of the Awana program at Mountain View Chinese Christian Church,
and look forward to much growth as a ministry, both spiritually and numerically.
As we have been praying for this ministry, we eagerly expect God to work in the hearts of our children so
that they would grow up to be Kingdom workers for God. We would ask that you as parents would pray along with us
as we embark on this new year!
As always, AWANA's Theme verse is
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.
---2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV)
Our vision for this program is to bring children to the saving knowledge of Christ, to encourage and motivate their
discipline in the Word of God, and to facilitate evangelism to parents.
Our goals for this year are as follows:
- Involve all church children.
- Build our clubbers' understanding and love for God's Word.
- Encourage 100% attendance and discipline.
- We thank God for parents and loved ones like you who care so much about your children!
If any of you would like to be involved in anyway, please let us know! We hope you and your children
have another blessed year in Awana.
Love in Christ,
MVCCC Awana Leadership Team
What is Awana
Awana is an international, Bible-centered children's ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs, programs and training.
Awana's goal is to equip churches to reach children and their families with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.
Ten standards of excellence for Awana Clubs are listed below:
- We reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.
- We recruit, train and motivate leaders to serve the local church.
- We use positive discipline and maintain order throughout the entire club meeting.
- We attract children with games and activities.
- We encourage memorization, understanding and application of Scripture.
- We use the elements of Council Time effectively.
- We motivate children through incentives.
- We manage God's resources with faithfulness and integrity.
- We minister to parents and family members.
- We magnify the impact of our church's ministry through cooperation with national AWANA ministry.
Cubbies is the Awana program for preschoolers during the two years prior to entering Kindergarten, usually 3 and 4 year olds.
Cubbies is unique because it supports and maintains parents as the primary source of spiritual nurturing by directly involving them
in the teaching and learning process. Cubbies uses the fundamental Awana elements of games, activities and Bible memorization.
Sparks is the Awana Club for kindergartners, first graders and second-graders. Each club meeting has three parts.
In Game Time, Sparkies enjoy entertaining games played on the Awana Game Circle. During Green Meadow Time, Sparkies gather for
their age-appropriate Bible lesson. During Sparkle Time, clubbers recite Bible verses from memory, complete handbook sections, and earn awards.
Sparky, the friendly firefly, appears throughout the Bible-based materials to encourage clubbers to complete their handbook achievements.
TNT is the Awana Club for third- through sixth-graders. Each club meeting has three parts. In Game Time clubbers play exciting games
on the Awana Game Circle. During Council Time they have a Bible lesson. During Handbook Time, clubbers recite Bible verses from memory,
complete handbook sections and earn awards.
Notes to Parents
Welcome to Mountain View Chinese Christian Church. We are delighted that you have chosen to participate in our AWANA program this year.
We trust the Lord will bless the efforts of your children as they study His Word.
While a large part of the success of the AWANA program will be dependent upon our faithful and dedicated directors,
leaders and helpers, parents active involvement will be critical as well. Following are a few ways you can get involved:
Encourage your children to be faithful in working through their AWANA books. You could work with your children on a regular basis
during the week to study God's Word together. Be sure to explain difficult words or concepts to your child to help make the
- Offer your child lots of praise. Nothing is a more powerful motivator for children than the praise and
acceptance of their parents. Let your child know you are behind him or her and you are proud of what has been accomplished.
- Communicate with your child's leader know how he or she can better serve your child. You know your child better than
we do and our leaders would appreciate as much insight as possible.
- Help with snacks. Signup sheets are posted on the Awana bulletin board.
- Become an Awana leader. Please let one of the directors know if you can help. No previous Awana teaching experience
is required since training will be provided.