welcome to a.w.a.n.a.

AWANA is a world-wide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2-18. As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, AWANA gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background. 

The name AWANA is an acronym for “

Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed,” which comes from their key verse:

 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth”.

(2 Timothy 2:15, KJV). 

The goal of AWANA is to “reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world” by making one disciple at a time.

Join us every WEDNESDAY from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M. 

our groups

  • AWANA Puggles (toddler - 3yrs)

    Children are never too young to learn that God loves them! Puggles is our AWANA program for 2 year olds, designed to present basic Biblical concepts:

    • We are a unique creation of God.

    • God loves us very much.

    Awana Puggles teaches toddlers simple lessons through teaching cards, activities, music and more. Then parents- an Awana Puggle’s first and best teacher- can step in to reinforce the lessons with take-home cards that include ideas to point out God’s work each day. The Puggles program is integrated into our nursery for two year olds. You will drop off and pick up your Puggle at the preschool department.

  • AWANA cubbies (3 - 5yrs)

    Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers (toddler to 3 yrs) 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.

  • AWANA Sparks (K-2nd grade)

    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

  • AWANA Truth and Training (Grade 3 - 6)

    Awana is constantly seeking to serve leaders and kids in better ways so that more will come to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ.


    Children in grades 3 - 6 enjoy learning that following Christ is the ultimate adventure! T&T Club teaches the Truth of God's Word and Trains them to follow God and practice his grace. Each club member has their own handbook to work through and enjoys large group lessons and game time each evening.

Meet our awana director

We love our leaders.

  • Karina Licon

    AWANA director

    Hi everyone! My name is Karina Licon and I serve New Hope Alliance Church as the AWANA Commander. I am here to serve God and help equip our children in God's word. If I could be of any assistance to you please email me at nhac.awana@gmail.com or call me at (956) 521-4897.