The Awana club for children in kindergarten through second grade
builds on the material taught in our preschool club. The aim of
the curriculum is to take youngsters a step deeper into Godˇ¦s Word
while giving unsaved boys and girls regular opportunities to hear
the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. After being immersed
in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and
girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust
Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.
Immersing kids in Godˇ¦s
The Sparks program is firmly grounded in Scripture. The three handbooks
- Basic truths about God, Jesus Christ, salvation and the Bible
- An increased emphasis on Scripture memory over our preschool
materials. In three years, a child will learn and review 68 verses,
many of which cover salvation and key Christian doctrine
- Clear and consistent presentation of the gospel message
+ learning = results
Sparks club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere
of irresistible excitement for churched and unchurched kids alike.
Club meetings are divided into three segments:
- Bible teaching, worship, award presentations and the gospel
- Small group interaction and completion of Bible-based lessons
- Age-appropriate games on the Awana game circle
Along the way, Sparky, the friendly firefly, encourages boys and
girls to learn verses and complete assignments throughout the three
Sparks Curriculum Outline
Sparks curriculum is comprised of three handbooks.
Each handbook communicates spiritual truths through memory verse
drills, crafts, activities and review of key doctrine, Bible facts
and verses. All three handbooks follow a nature motif, starting
with Skipper and ending with Climber.
The theme of the first handbook is ˇ§Jesus in the past.ˇ¨
The second bookˇ¦s theme is ˇ§Jesus in the present.ˇ¨ The theme of
the third book is ˇ§Jesus in the future.ˇ¨
Before working in a handbook, newcomers to Sparks
complete an entrance booklet that introduces them to the program
and begins teaching them basic Bible truths.