My Awana leaders are SO great! They really care about me. They teach me how to love Jesus. I can see that they love Him, too!
— Jessica S. | West Chicago, Illinois
What can be better than bringing kids to Jesus?
— Sara Sosa. | Circle Pines, Minnesota
Do you have children or teenagers in Awana? Then you know how fun and exciting Awana is for them. Kids can't wait to go each week!
What's the secret?
Above all, it's your church's Awana leadership. Volunteers form the heartbeat of Awana. Their investment in kids' lives is the main reason why children are thrilled to take part in Awana – and why most Awana alumni follow Christ as adults.*
Who are these volunteers?
Parents just like you! The majority of Awana volunteers have children involved in the ministry. In many cases parents have proven to be churches' most dedicated volunteers. They love belonging to a ministry where they can make a kingdom difference alongside their family.
You can experience that same sense of purpose and belonging by serving in your church's Awana ministry. That's what You Belong is all about. This new campaign assists churches by recruiting families and friends as Awana volunteers and motivating and retaining existing volunteers.
Are you new to youth and children's ministry?
You're in good hands. Awana is one of the world's largest volunteer-driven organizations. Each week, nearly 300,000 Awana leaders serve up to two million kids worldwide. Awana provides churches' volunteers with the best ongoing training and resources available. You'll also benefit from support from your church's Awana leadership and a sense of community among volunteers. Your service will make an eternal difference in the lives of kids, families, your church and your community.
So what do you say?
We encourage you and your family to serve together, or volunteer in your child's club or small group. No matter the role, you'll soon discover that you belong in Awana!
* Based on 2007 study of alumni who participated in Awana for six or more years
Join us! Contact your church's Awana commander today.
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