Awana stands for its purpose - to present "Approved Workman [who] Are Not Ashamed." This ministry is available for children from the ages of 3 yrs. of age to 8th grade. Awana provides a great opportunity to study and memorize Scripture together with your child. This ministry has had a vibrant impact on our church for several years and continues to be a place where we've seen the Spirit bless.
Our Awana Clubs meet on Wednesday nights during the school year. You can visit Awana's website by cliking the image above to learn more about each club. Our church provides the following opportunities for students:
Pathway is the name of our High School Youth Group. On Thursday Nights throughout the school year, our high school group meets in the evening from 7 to 9. This time has served for a deepening of relationships with God, peers, and youth sponsors. Attention is given to God's Word concerning specific issues that the students are confronted with in their everyday lives. Seasonal retreats and an annual summer camp invites these teens to come away and consider their life's current condition and direction. The night consists of probing questions, worship through song, personal interaction, Bible study, and times of games and refreshments.
For over two decades our church has provided a Puppet ministry to both adults and children. This ministry is available for students who want to serve through the means of being a "puppeteer." Our Puppet Team has had a chance to serve at Care Centers, area churches, camps, and inner city. The team also helps with Vacation Bible School in the summer. Every summer the team considers potential places to go and serve on a Mission Trip. These trips have served to be incredible times of both ministry and personal growth. In the past the Puppet Team has gone to to West Virginia, New York, Michigan, Colorado, and even to the country of Brazil.
During the Summer we are seeking to integrate our Jr. High & High School classes with our Adult Sunday classes. Our purpose for this is founded in the belief that young people are to grow from the example of older saint's faith. We see this demonstrated in Titus 2, where Paul encourages the older women, by their "behavior" and "urging," to encourage the younger women. Therefore, rather than separating these generations, we want to bring them together in order that mature Godly "behavior" might be witnessed by our young people.