Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Awana Awards 2022

Today would usually be the monthly post on the book Zealous and we will continue with Commitment #3 on May 25.

Tonight is our Awana Awards Night so I wanted to help connect what Trinity Baptist Church desires to do with the children's ministry, Kids and families Intentionally Discipled Zealously and how that connects with our Awana ministry.

What is Awana?  This may be basic information for those who have been part of Awana but please continue reading.

The Awana webpage says it is "a worldwide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18."

The word Awana is an acronym for the phrase "Approved Workmen Are Never Ashamed," which comes from 2 Timothy 2:15.

In thinking about Awana, in general, and specifically at Trinity, there are many things that are needed to make it a fruitful program.  Two of the most important things are an emphasis on God and His Word and volunteers who love God and love children.  At Trinity, we are extremely blessed to have both of these essential elements.  

It is our prayer that through Awana, kids and their families learn about God, His Word, and how to live for God's glory through an intentional curriculum and very intentional relationships.  While we enjoy the Awana books, games, and programs, ultimately we want children and families to dig into their Bibles and be zealous for God. 

And if you are not sure what it means to be zealous for God, it means pursuing God with great energy and enthusiasm.  Luke 10:27 "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

Thank you parents for bringing your kids to Awana, helping them put together crazy outfits, and reviewing memory verses with them.

Thank you volunteers for all your work throughout this year and especially thanks to Mike Guest for his leadership in this ministry.

UPDATED (4/28/22):  Here are some pictures from last night.

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