About Awana

FOCUS: “Reaching kids with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him” are the dual aims of Awana Clubs International. (Read more about the Good News of Jesus Christ from the Awana Clubs web site or from Child Evangelism Fellowship’s Wordless Book…)

WHO: Gerald & Susan Vanderford serve as the Awana Missionaries to Northern East Tennessee. As the regional missionaries, they have enlisted the support of a ministry team to serve the Lord through the ministry of Awana to “reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.” Awana missionaries share local churches’ zeal to turn their communities upside down for Christ — starting with young people, the most open age group to the Gospel. Our missionaries’ calling is to support churches in their assigned region in the task of impacting the lives of kids and families … both inside and outside the congregation. (Read more about the duties of an Awana missionary…)

WHAT: Awana is a nondenominational ministry that assist churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. (Read more about the Awana Clubs program at the Awana Clubs Home Page…)

WHERE: There are many churches in Northern East Tennessee that have active Awana Club ministries in their church! (Find an Awana Club near you…)

WHEN: Find out when various regional and national events related to the Awana ministry are taking place. (Read more in the Regional Events Calendar…)

WHY: Learn why Awana has spread to over 110 countries over the past 50+ years (Read what Awana believes…)

HOW: Learn how to start an Awana program at your church