Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed

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Information about Awana Clubs International

Awana is an international, Bible-centered children's and youth ministry providing local churches with weekly clubs, programs, and training for students in preschool through high school. Their goal is to equip churches to reach kids, and their families, with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. The acronym Awana comes from the first letters of Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15.

Awana began in 1950 as a youth program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago, Illinois. Lance Latham, the church pastor, worked with Art Rorheim to develop a program that would appeal to young people, reach them with the gospel and train them in the Lord's work.

Other churches heard about the success of the Awana program and asked if they could use it. By 1960, Awana had registered 900 churches to start Awana. Today, more than 12,000 U.S. churches run Awana programs. There are clubs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in over 3,300 churches in 109 other countries and six continents.

The Awana Program at Wake Chapel

Awana is a non-denominational organization that offers Bible-based clubs for boys and girls. During weekly meetings, children have the opportunity to study and memorize the Bible, earn prizes, and have loads of fun! AWANA begins early to mid-September and continues through April. New members may join at any time. Wake Chapel offers three Awana clubs for children preschool through 5th grade. All groups meet Sundays 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center, located behind the main church campus.


Cubbies serves children aged 1-2 years before Kindergarten.

 Sparks serves those in Kindergarten through 2nd grade.


Truth and Training includes 3rd through 5th grade.

Various adult activities are offered during club times.

Our Awana clubs are lead by an energetic, enthusiastic group of adults.

Contact and Program Information
  • Awana Clubs International
  • Teachers, seeking information and resources from the Awana Club International, can be directed to their website by clicking on this link: Leader Resources.
  • Parents can obtain information specifically developed for them by the Awana Club International by clicking on the following link: Awana: Parents Welcome Page. In addition, a parents orientation will be provided on the first night of club. Parents, please plan to attend this meeting to learn how your children can get the most out of Awana.
Awana Program Registration

Although Online Registration has closed we are still accepting new children. New club members can be registered at any time during the year at the beginning of any club meeting. Just come a few minutes early so we can complete the registration. 

Club fees for this year are:

  $30 – Brand New Clubbers OR Clubbers moving up to a new age-group / club
  $25 – Returning Clubbers who are remaining in the same age-group / club
  Family Discount - $5 off for each additional child after 2 have been registered

Miss the kickoff? You can register at any regular meeting of AWANA.

For information contact Wake Chapel at 919-552-4147 or click to contact our Awana leadship by email.

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