Endorsements from
Advocates

Gary Smalley
It's so exciting that kids all over the world are hiding the… more It’s so exciting that kids all over the world are hiding the Word in their hearts. I’m praying that every church on earth would have Awana – that’s my dream. Memorizing Scripture changes hearts and beliefs and makes us the people God wants us to be.  close

Joni Eareckson Tada
It warms my heart to see that Awana loves kids all … more It warms my heart to see that Awana loves kids across the globe into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. May you continue to see many more children rescued by the grace of Jesus Christ through churches around the world.
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Joe Stowell
I believe Awana is a leading catalyst in effecting… more I believe Awana is a leading catalyst in effecting real change in this generation. I'm thrilled that our grandchildren are in Awana because we're seeing the same thing replicated in the next generation of our family.  close

Mark Bailey - President, Dallas Theological Seminary
Awana was formative in my sons' lives, and I think they… more Awana was formative in my sons’ lives, and I think they were better adults because of it. They have a more well-rounded approach to children’s ministry and commitment in their own ministries.  close

Volunteers

Lisa Lindhorst - Marion, Illinois
Awana is the best program I have ever seen for bringing… more Awana is the best program I have ever seen for bringing children and families into the church and teaching children the Bible.
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Tina Brock - Dyersburg, Tennessee
I honestly feel that Awana in our church has been the… more I honestly feel that Awana in our church has been the greatest thing to ever happen in our children’s and youth ministries. The children love it, and they bring visitors each week!  close

Melinda Coughenour - Saint Joseph, Texas
I praise God for Awana and what it means to so many… more I praise God for Awana and what it means to so many lost people. I’ve seen the hardest hearts softened through the Awana program. I am delighted to be involved in this work for my Savior.  close

Stephen Flagg - LaVista, Nebraska
Being a part of Awana gives me the sense that we're… more Being a part of Awana gives me the sense that we're changing the world one life at a time. It is both a blessing and an honor to be able to serve the Lord through Awana.  close

Parents

Alvin Davis - Riverside, California
I appreciate the primary mission of Awana to help kids… more I appreciate the primary mission of Awana to help kids know the Word of God. It was never a question if my kids knew the Word of God. Awana is responsible for that.  close

Cathy Foulk - Panama, New York
Awana is such a great tool! If it were not for the… more Awana is such a great tool! If it were not for the ministry and my son's involvement, I would not have been open to God’s work in my life. Encourage even those who may not know the Lord to attend club with their children so they can hear the message!
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Joanne Rowe - Covington, Georgia
I went to Awana only one year when I was 13 and… more I went to Awana only one year when I was 13 and was so impacted that I had to have my four girls in the program when it came to my church. A child shall lead them.  close

Shannon Franklin - Waynesville, North Carolina
I am the parent of a 3-year-old in Awana. This program… more I am the parent of a 3-year-old in Awana. This program is amazing! And God is true! Awana is the best thing our church has ever done for our children!  close

Alumni

Brian Hartsell - Dayton, Ohio
Awana really solidified God's Word in my heart… more Awana really solidified God’s Word in my heart. I learned more Scripture in my years in Awana than most people will learn in their lifetime. I know the difference it has made in my own life, and that’s why I get so excited to help teach and mentor kids and help them understand and memorize God’s Word.  close

Bill Hoppe - Bovel, Minnesota
I was saved in Awana. I grew spiritually there… more I was saved in Awana. I grew spiritually there. I cannot imagine life without Awana. I have seen it benefit each of our children and the lives of so many others.
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Cindie Winquist - Fitchburg, Wisconsin
God used Awana to bring me and my family to a church… more God used Awana to bring me and my family to a church where we would hear the gospel when I was a child. Awana was also instrumental in my spiritual growth, gave me a place to develop my spiritual gifts and taught me how to share my faith. The Awana experience has now been passed on through three generations in my family. I am confident it will continue for many generations to come.  close

Heather Auchtung - Englewood, Colorado
I think it is amazing that God has used a program… more I think it is amazing that God has used a program that I went to as a child to help me learn and grow spiritually, and now He is using it in my daughter’s life 25 years later.  close

Pastors

Trevor S. Lambert - Paducah, Kentucky
I have a desire to serve the Lord through children's… more I have a desire to serve the Lord through children’s ministry, and Awana is the perfect vehicle. Awana really does teach children to know, love and serve God. I know that Awana is blessed by God because it has endured. I have a sense of comfort knowing that there is 60 years of experience behind a ministry that is assisting me to minister to children.  close

Brad Knox - Hendersonville, North Carolina
Awana has been and is an effective tool for our… more Awana has been and is an effective tool for our church. We have five people who have served in Awana all 20 years that our church has offered Awana. Many have been leaders for 13, 14 or 16 years. They are really committed to serving the Lord. We’ve helped a few other churches get Awana started, too.  close

Sean Peters - Enumclaw, Washington
Awana is a great way to get families with children… more Awana is a great way to get families with children involved in ministry. I'm so proud to be part of the greatest youth program in the world. I wish every pastor could see the value of having Awana in his church. Sean Peters  close

Roger Stuart - Olathe, Kansas
I believe in all that Awana is doing. Awana is a great… more I believe in all that Awana is doing. Awana is a great resource. I've learned that my part in this ministry is not about fulfilling a commitment to serve. It is about the future of these kids and to help them grow spiritually. This is God's work. I am happy that He is using me as a part of it.  close