Welcome to GCBC AWANA Clubs!

Teaching & Memorizing Scripture... Discipling Kids... Having Fun!



Join us:
Thursdays*, 6:25 pm to 8:30 pm.
August 31, 2017 to May 17, 2018.
* Journey meets Sundays, 4:30 pm to 8:15 pm. starting August 20, 2017

Gold Country Baptist Church
3800 North Shingle Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

About

AWANA's goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.

AWANA is an international, non–denominational, Bible-centered youth program for 3-year-olds through high school students. The acronym AWANA comes from the first letters of the phrase, “Approved workmen are not ashamed” (2 Timothy 2:15). Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.

For more information about AWANA, its goals, and history visit awana.org/about.

Details

Awana club nights start at the game circle in the Fellowship Hall with a call to order. After an introduction and brief announcements, clubs are dismissed to their starting rooms.

Each club night is split int three sections: handbook time, game time, and council time.

In Handbook or small group time children are encouraged to excel individually in their Bible verse studies. They receive recognition and rewards as they reach different milestones. This time is used for personal discipleship within a small group of clubbers to a leader.

Game time is a period of fun and fellowship. Children are placed on one of four teams (red, blue, green, or yellow) and participate in a variety of games on the game circle. These games are fun and competitive, but are of a nature that allows almost all children to participate regardless of their athletic skills.

Council or Large Group time provides a Christian message that is intended to present the Gospel as well as Christian morals and values to the children. Awana leaders and special guest speakers present these messages at a level that children can understand.

Parental involvement is not only encouraged, it is desired. Parents and grandparents are welcomed to visit club during a Thursday night. Please stop at the registration table for directions and instructions.

Clubs

Kids participate in clubs geared for their age group's abilities and provide the best opportunity to learn.  The clubs then have a constructive environment in which to learn and have fun.

All clubbers are placed into a club based upon the child's age on September 1st of each club year.

Cubbies is for preschoolers ages 3 to 4. Clubbers must be fully potty trained.

Cubbies is located in the Library in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information and parent resources click here.

Kindergarten Sparks is for students age 5.

1st & 2nd Grade Sparks is for students age 6 to 7.

K Sparks and 1/2 Sparks are located in Room 10 and 7 of the Sanctuary respectively. Club is started at the Game Circle in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information and parent resources click here.

Truth & Training is for students in 3rd to 5th grade.  (minimum age of 8)

T&T has clubs for boys and girls.

T&T Girls and T&T Boys are located in Room 3 and 4 of the Sanctuary respectively. Club is started at the Game Circle in the Fellowship Hall.

For more information and parent resources click here.

JV (Junior Varsity) Trek is for young adults in 6th to 8th grade. (minimum age of 11)

JV Trek is located upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  Club ends in the Fellowship Hall.

Learn more about GCBC's JV Trek group here.

For more information and parent resources click here.

Journey (Varsity) is for young adults in 9th to 12th grade. (mininum age of 14)

Journey students volunteer in the Leaders in Training program and serve in club on Thursday nights. Sunday afternoons, Journey meets for their club time. Journey is located upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

Learn more about GCBC's Varsity group here.

For more information and parent resources click here.

Puggles is nursery for AWANA Volunteer's children ages 0 to 2.

For more information and parent resources click here.

Times

Each club night runs from 6:25 pm to 8:30 pm every Thursday, unless otherwise noted on the calendar.  Doors opened for child drop-off at 6:10 pm.

Journey meets Sunday evenings from 4:30 pm to 8:15 pm.  Please see the Journey calendar for more details.

Important note about child safety

For child safety we require you to see your child into the foyer at the start of club and to pick your child up at their club room. Only authorized adults can pick up a child from their classroom.

How To Register for 2017-2018 Club Year.

Registration opens June 1st 2017. The registration deadline is August 20th 2017. Late registrations will reopen the first night of club. Please click here to begin registering. After completing one child, any additional children will have most of the required information autopopulated. Note that all registrations must be completed online.

Payment

We accept credit card and check payments. Details are available in the registration process.

Fee Schedule

Please click here to view the AWANA Fee Schedule for the 2017 - 2018 club year.

Available Spots & Wait Lists

Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis for each club. Once a club is full, clubbers attempting to register will be put onto a wait list. Wait listed clubbers will be notified via email when space is available.

Scholarships

Scholarships for hardships will be done on a case by case basis. Please contact the commander for more details.

The calendar is here!

Click here to download the PDF of the 2017-18 Club calendar.  Please note that it is best printed in color.

Key Dates

June 1, 2017 - Start of Registration
August 20, 2017 - Start of Varsity
August 31, 2017 - Start of Club (Cubbles through JV Trek)

Questions?  Please contact us.  We would love to serve you.

Club Commander 
John & Sarah Crapuchettes
awana@goldcountrybaptist.org
John's Cell: (916) 220-9254
Sarah's Cell: (530) 903-9248

Gold Country Baptist Church Office
3800 North Shingle Road
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
goldcountryoffice@sbcglobal.net
Phone: (530) 677-4122

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