Taken from II Timothy 2:15, AWANA stands for "Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed."  Our club and programs make Scripture memorization fun! At Sand Spring Baptist Church AWANA classes are available for children of all ages from babies through the 6th grade. It is our premier children’s discipleship training program consisting of council time, handbook time, and game time.
A “puggle” is the name commonly given to a baby platypus.  In children's ministry, the AWANA Puggles is an enriching program for babies – 3 year olds that presents two basic biblical concepts:
                                              We are a unique creation of God.
                                                  God loves us very much.
Puggles teaches toddlers simple lessons through teaching cards, activities, music and more. Puggles leaders have a leader’s guidebook to help them plan and direct club time and communicate the lesson. Then, parents can step in to reinforce the lessons with take-home cards that include ideas to point out God’s work each day. Little details like Puggles T-shirts, puzzles and coloring books make every precious child feel like part of the group.
Cubbies is the AWANA club for preschoolers ages 3 and 4 and is built on two premises:
                     Young children can and should receive spiritual training.
                          Home is the primary place for spiritual training.
Our Cubbies preschool program meets these needs through fun – and lots of it!
AWANA is fun with a purpose – to reach and train kids for Jesus Christ. Games, puppets, preschool choir, awards and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.
Sparks is the AWANA club for children in kindergarten through second grade and builds on the material taught in Cubbies. The aim of the curriculum is to take youngsters a step deeper into God’s Word while giving unsaved boys and girls regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ.  After being immersed in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.
                                        Immersing kids in God’s Word
The Sparks program is firmly grounded in Scripture. The three handbooks feature:
·         Basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible
·         An increased emphasis on Scripture memory over our preschool materials. In  three years, a child will learn and review 68 verses, many of which cover salvation and key Christian doctrine
·         Clear and consistent presentation of the gospel message
Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of irresistible excitement for churched and unchurched kids alike. Club meetings are divided into three segments:
·         Bible teaching, worship, award presentations and the gospel message
·         Small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons
·         Age-appropriate games
Along the way, Sparky, the friendly firefly, encourages boys and girls to learn verses and complete assignments throughout the three handbooks
The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of AWANA to teach third through sixth grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow — today.
                   Exciting features to get kids excited about God’s Word
T&T is equipped with a variety of dynamic tools to accomplish this mission:
  1. Four handbooks of increasing difficulty which teach children that life’s ultimate adventure is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  2. A cast of fun characters that boys and girls learn from and follow on interesting journeys in the handbooks
  3. Weekly meetings that expose children to the gospel message, Scripture memory, Bible study, awards, team-oriented games and gut-busting fun
  4. A Bible-centered curriculum that helps kids build a firm foundation for their faith, hide God’s Word in their heart and apply the truths of Scripture to their daily lives
  5. Interactive CDs that use exciting high-tech games to teach and reinforce key biblical truths
Evangelism and discipleship go hand in hand in our third through sixth grade program. By the time a child has completed T&T, he or she will have:
  1. Learned and reviewed approximately 310 verses
  2. Studied dozens of passages from the Old and New Testament
  3. Regularly heard and read the gospel message
  4. Discovered the Bible’s response to questions like “How does God want me to live my life?” and memorized verses to back up these answers
  5. Completed missions projects that help him see the world through God’s eyes.
For more information contact:
 Dana & Chris Thompson – AWANA Commanders
Dana: Phone 502-343-0076 / email:
 Chris: Phone 502-343-0077 / email:
Sand Spring Baptist Church 1616 Harrodsburg Road Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Phone:502-839-3415 Fax:502-859-2317