6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Lots of Fun!
Awana’s prayer is that all children and youth
throughout the world will come to know, love and serve
the Lord Jesus Christ.
For children 2 years prior to Kindergarten
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.
History of Truth Seekers
The idea for TruthSeekers came from a short-term missions trip of high-school students traveling for Awana International. Their destination was Papua New Guinea – a Third World island nation of six million people located alongside Indonesia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The volunteer leaders for that trip were Terry and Linda Davis.
The team worked with missionaries from New Tribes Mission who wanted an adaptation of Awana curriculum that would work in a tribal setting. Since the natives of Papua New Guinea do not have a spiritual foundation remotely related to Christianity, work in PNG had to begin from the very basics. Linda went so far as to say that “basically they don’t even know who God is.”
Once their mission trip ended, the Davises returned to the U.S. and began preparations for the new tribal curriculum. One year later, they were back in Papua New Guinea in 1999 working as Awana missionaries “on loan” to New Tribes on a part-time basis.
TruthSeekers is program published by Awana. Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.
A funny thing happened while serving children around the world. We learned principles that could easily be applied to ministry in the U.S. In our quest to continually develop world-class children's ministry curriculum, we realized we needed to import knowledge and ideas, rather than just exporting them.
TruthSeekers is the result of those experiences and is based on some key principles:
· We cannot assume a baseline of “Christian” understanding exists for a child.
· We must be willing to teach the entire narrative of the Bible to completely introduce them to their God and his provision through Jesus Christ.
· Children are 90% the same and 10% different, so make the curriculum simple and adaptable for any context
· Children want to be loved by leaders, engaged in learning, and always love to have fun together
· Provide a big vision for leaders and equip them to serve well
· Focus training/equipping of leadership on the big vision of ministry to kids, and less on the “how”
Watch your kids “get it” as you lead them through the epic story of creation to the cross in the first two books in the series. See them grasp key scripture as they memorize verses together, building a strong foundation of faith. Your leaders will see the eternal value of their role and be passionate to serve.