AWANA@Kentwood

Our Awana clubs meet weekly during the school year on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Our Awana clubs are part of thousands of Awana Clubs in churches around the world. The Awana International Headquarters is in Streamwood, Illinois. These church-based community clubs are open to all youth and have children attending from many different faiths and churches. While your child is not required to attend the functions of our church, all of our church services and opportunities are available to your family.

Our Awana Club meeting consists of three parts: games, achievements, and a Bible story time. More than thirty trained adults are involved in our four clubs. See below for information about each club. If you have any questions please contact our church office or complete our Questions form.

  • Puggles

    Puggles® recognizes the learning ability of 2- and 3-year olds by introducing biblical precepts at church and equipping parents to teach them at home. Toddlers love having their very own Awana club just like their older siblings.


    In Puggles, children are welcomed each week with play time, songs and simple crafts and activities. Leaders present age-appropriate lessons using large, colorful teaching cards, finger puppet plays and more. Lessons teach and reinforce four basic biblical precepts:

    • God Made Everything
    • God Saw That It Was Good
    • God is Love
    • Give Thanks


    Special take-home cards that correspond to each week's lesson help parents nurture their child's faith at home. Participating in Puggles will give your child a head start on the path to loving and following God for life.

  • Cubbies

    Cubbies® celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (3- to 5-year olds) by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

    Preschoolers can hardly wait for their next Cubbies club meeting. Whether it's the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their Cubbies friends, they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.

    Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.

  • Sparks

    Sparks® ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

    To many children in kindergarten to second grade, Sparks is the highlight of the week! They love their red vests, the exciting games and spending time with leaders and friends.

    Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™. Each year, Sparks clubbers:

    •     explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture
    •     memorize Bible verses
    •     complete handbook activities

    The handbooks, combined with Large Group Time lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know From the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!

  • Truth & Training (T&T)

    T&T engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ's grace.


    Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child's knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.


    T&T is different from other Awana programs. It is comprised of two clubs with distinct curriculum, uniforms and awards:

    • T&T Ultimate Adventure™
    • T&T Ultimate Challenge™

    At Kentwood all of our clubbers start in T&T Ultimate Adventure Book 1 and progress through each of the four books at their own pace. Kentwood runs the T&T clubs combined for Large Group Time and Game Time. In any case, the two clubs are designed to help kids stay plugged into T&T as they move into the preteen years and continue growing in their relationship with Christ.


    Today, 10- to 12-year-olds, known as tweens, face unique pressures, demands and distractions. These factors can result in a marked increase in discouragement, apathy and disengagement. Christian children are not immune.


    Awana has responded by updating T&T to reinforce commitment, identity and community for these kids and to give third- and fourth-graders a new club stage to anticipate. These updates also focus the attention of leaders on the unique challenges and needs of this age group.


    The ultimate message to kids of every age group is that nothing is more important than their relationship with Christ and following His way of living in the Scriptures.