Getting Started

Awana Clubs Looks the Way You Want it to Look

Once you’ve made the decision to start Awana Clubs, the good work begins.

★ Collaborate with your team and our missionaries to craft plans for your age groups and your space.

★ Gather the people and products you’ll need to run your club.

★ Bring your club to life and watch faith flourish in the kids in your ministry!


Become an Awana Member

More than 70 years of ministry have taught us that when you’re launching something with this much potential for impact, it’s wise to: 1) pray! and 2) get help from people who know the ropes. Awana members get support from our local missionaries to launch and run their clubs. PLUS, our Awana Clubs training will be at your fingertips through Awana Basics Online and special events, including your area Awana Ministry Conference.

Up to 30% off a large selection of products all day, every day

Help from our Partner Care Team 5 days a week

Ministry support from local missionaries

Awana Basics Online leader training videos

Your church added to our Awana Church Finder

And more!


Get What You Need

You can start your club with handbooks for the kids, teaching resources for the leader, and large group and small group guides for each of your age groups! Want to add special touches that make leading easy and make learning about Jesus even more fun? Choose additional products on your own or with help from your local missionary, our product guides in English and Spanish or the Partner Care Team.


Build Your Team

Finding the right people to step into these key Awana Clubs leadership roles is a great place to start. Learn more about each role at Awana Basics Online.

Awana Ministry Director (AMD) serves as the lead for your club, overseeing recruitment, scheduling and general operations.

Secretary manages important details related to attendance, achievement, materials and inventory

Games Director organizes and leads activity time to bring the FUN and foster belonging

It’s easy to manage these leaders plus your grade level volunteers through our MyAwana online portal. Get the scoop on recruiting with help from our online articles and your local missionary.


In-Person Training Event

Bring your team to a local Awana Ministry Conference for club-specific training and community-building, or gain practical tools for implementing our 3B ministry philosophy at Resilient Child Discipleship Training.

Awana Basics Online

Your anywhere, anytime training resource for all things Awana Club: Become a member for access!


Train Your Leaders

We want your Awana club to succeed and for everyone involved to love being a part of it. Thorough training helps make that dream a reality.


Awana Basics Online

Lay the foundation for an effective club with Awana Basics Online (ABO). ABO houses training for understanding roles, responsibilities and the need-to-knows for each age level. Introductory videos are available to anyone, while a membership gets you full access to all the ABO training modules.

In-Person Training Event

Boost your team’s skills and build community at an in-person training event. Awana Ministry Conference (AMC) = club-specific training and community-building with local missionaries and other club leaders Resilient Child Discipleship Training (RCDT) = data, practical tools and planning for implementing our 3B ministry philosophy to shape lifelong faith


Spread the Word

Got your leaders? Got a plan? Now all you need are kids to disciple! Drum up interest and make your club’s presence known. Lots of our churches use these great PR strategies:

  • Post on your church’s social media pages
  • Host a parent night
  • Reach out to your local missionary or our Partner Care Team. We geek out on sharing fun ways to get more families to your club! 🙂

Member Bonus: When you become a member, you’re added to our Awana Club Finder online. Families looking for a club can find you!

Get the Support You Need

We want to see your ministry take root and grow wings in your community as you disciple kids for Jesus. Our Partner Care Team and your local missionary are always just an email, a phone call or even an in-person visit away.


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