Awana is an acrostic for "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed," a title taken from II Timothy 2:15. The ministry is an international program for kids from three years old (preschool) to high school. The main purpose of this ministry is "to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him."
Here at CCAC, the Awana program goes through the 5th grade (see the Mustard Seed and Branching Out programs for junior and senior high school age kids). Each child is enrolled in a "club" of his own peers. The children have opportunity to hear Bible Stories supported by life lessons along with a time of singing. They memorize and recite scripture that is encouraged by an award system. There is also a game time that emphasizes sportsmanship and team spirit.
Time: Friday nights during the school year, from 7:15 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
The M&M Club stands for The Music & Ministry
Club. The M&M Club aims,
through the avenue of music, to instill in children desire to praise God, serve
Him, and draw others to Him.
The children are taught to worship God through praise songs,
hymns, Scripture, choreography, sign language, and more recently hula. The M&M Club has 4-5 presentations
during the school year where the children help to lead all three CCAC
congregations in their Sunday worship.
There are also Christmas and Easter outreach events at local nursing
homes. These events are wonderful
for training children to have a heart of love and compassion for others.
During summer months, M&M Club has a music camp
coordinating with Vacation Bible School.
Children hear great Bible stories, play exciting games, and learn songs
with choreography. This fun-filled
camp experience culminates in performances and the sharing of the Gospel to all
Time: 6:30 P.M. to 7:15 P.M. –
Friday nights during the school year