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“God is changing the world through the ministry of Awana by equipping Leaders to reach kids with the gospel and engaging them in long-term Discipleship.”

Awana is an international, nondenominational, Bible-centered youth organization providing weekday clubs and programs.

What does AWANA stand for? The name Awana “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” is an acronym taken directly from 2 Timothy 2:15, and is our guiding principle each year.

“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.”

금요일 7:00PM - 8:50PM

영어권 건물 EC Worship Center

Commander Nan Paek

✉️ [email protected]

Awana’s Purpose:

1. Reaching: The Great Commission, which Jesus gave to all believers, begins with evangelism (Matt. 28:19-20)

2. Training: Through Bible memorization and other Bible-based achievements, clubbers learn the Word of God, which helps develop their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Awana’s Mission Statement:

ODPC Awana Ministry exists to impress God’s words on the children’s heart and train them to serve Him.

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-7)

Awana’s Goals:

1. To reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him
2. To train and motivate leaders to serve in AWANA
3. To provide fun age-appropriate games and activities that allow the children to hear the Gospel and learn Scripture in an exciting way
4. To encourage memorization, understanding and application of Scripture
5. To minister to parents and family members
6. To use positive discipline throughout the entire club meeting to guide and direct children for their benefit.

ODPC Awana Clubs
  • 3-4years
  • Cubbies must be 3 years of age by September 30th of the current year)
  • Cubbies nurtures the budding faith of preschoolers and celebrates their desire to explore all that God has created. This two year preschool ministry curriculum features exciting games, storytelling, puppet shows, and biblical teaching as well as take-home activities and tools.
  • Kindergartner-2nd grade
  • Sparks Kinder must be 5 years of age by September 30th of the current year, and enrolled in Kindergarten
  • Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.
Truth & Training (T&T)
  • 3rd-6th grade
  • The T&T (Truth & Training) curriculum teaches kids the truth of God's Word, trains them to follow Him and practice His grace.

Updated Schedule and Events for AWANA 2022-2023
🗓 August 2022

27 Teachers Training

🗓 September 2022

9 Back to Club Night
16 Kick-off Night

🗓 October 2022

28 Bible Hero Night

🗓 November 2022

25 No AWANA - Thanksgiving

🗓 December 2022

9 AWANA Store
16 No AWANA - Winter Break
23 No AWANA - Winter Break
30 No AWANA - Christmas

🗓 January 2023

6 No AWANA - New Year Break

🗓 February 2023

3 No AWANA - Missions Revival

🗓 March 2023

31 AWANA - KC Building

🗓 April 2023

7 No AWANA - Good Friday
14 AWANA Family Night - all parents are welcome to join
21 Bible Knowledge - Written Pre-Test
28 Bible Knowledge - Individual Contest
29 AWANA Family Picnic(12:30PM to 3PM)

🗓 May 2023

5 Verse-a-Thon Pledges Turn in
6 International Festival - AWANA Booth
12 Verse-a-Thon Celebration
19 6th Grade Graduation
26 Awards Ceremony

AWANA Family Night

April 14, 2023
7pm - 8:50 pm

We invite all parents to join AWANA for a fun evening and to learn more abut Verse-a-Thon

We open our doors for parents to hear from our staff and teachers, watch children in their small group meetings and join them during the game time.

It will be a great way to learn more about AWANA and the importance of this minitry.

AWANA Family Picnic

Saturday, April 29, 2023
12:30pm - 3pm
ODPC (Outdoor space)

AWANA clubbers and their families (siblings welcomed) are cordially invited to ODPC's AWANA Family Picnic for a time of fellowship to include food and games and to celebrate GOD's goodness and faithfulness!

AWANA Family Picnic was a great success. Praise God for the great weather, wonderful time of family games, and great fellowship around great food and friends.

AWANA Verse-a-Thon

Verse-a-Thon is similar to a Walk-a-Thon. Pledges are collected for verses recited by clubbers from memory.

All children are invited to participate in this missional opportunity to support the AWANA Go Program that seeks to reach children around the world through AWANA clubs around the world.

All clubbers received a verse list for memorizing.

From April 14 to April 28, all clubbers are encouraged to find sponsors. Here are simple step:

1) Set a goal for how many verses they want to recite using the tracking sheet included in their Verse-A-Thon packet
2) Memorize the verses
3) Find sponsors among family, neighbors and friends (4/14 – 4/28)
4) Request a pledge per verse or a fixed amount for your child(ren)’s recitation per sponsor
5) Recite verses
6) Collect pledges (Cash or Check made out to “AWANA”
7) Record the pledges on the Verse-A-Thon sponsor sheet
8) Turn in pledges in cash and checks on May 5, 2023

We will set up a AWANA booth at the International Festival for clubbers to recite their memory verse to raise more funds for AWANA Go Program.

On May 12, we will celebrate what God has done through Verse-a-Thon.

👉 TnT packet
👉 Sparks Book 1 packet
👉 Sparks Book 2 packet
👉 Sparks Book 3 packet
👉 Cubbies packet
👉 Sponsor Sheet

Verse-a-Thon은 Walk-a-Thon처럼 아이들이 성경구절을 암송하고 선교기금을 모금하는 프로그램입니다.

열린문장로교회 AWANA 에 소속된 모든 아이들이 참여하기를 권장합니다. 아이들에게 ‘나의 암송이 선교의 작은 시작과 실천의 첫걸음’이 될 수 있다는 경험을 주기 위한 프로젝트입니다. 모아진 기금은 AWANA Go Program을 통해 세계 어린이들이 AWANA 클럽을 참가할수 있도록 도와주며 복음을 듣는 기회를 만들기 위해 사용됩니다. 10불의 기금을 통해, 제3세계의 한 아이가 4년에서 길게는 6년까지 AWANA 에 참가할 수 있습니다.

1) 성경 구절 암송의 목표 세우기
2) 성경 구절을 외우기
3) 후원자를 찾기 (4/14 – 4/28)
4) 후원방법을 결정하기
5) 암송하고
6) 모금 받기 (현금이나 체크 payable to “AWANA”)
7) 모금 내역 기록하기
8) 기금 제출하기 (5월 5일)

5월 6 일 International Festival 에서 AWANA Booth를 열고 아이들이 암송하고 기금을 도 모을 수 있는 기회도 마련할 예정입니다.

5 월 12일에는 이 행사를 통해 하나님께서 하신 일을 보고하고 축하하는 날 입니다.

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