Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed-2 Timothy 2:15

Awana is an international, non-denominational organization whose goal is to reach kids with the Gospel of Christ and to train them to serve Him. At New Hope Baptist, our Awana Club is a nine-month program that meets Wednesdays from 6:15-8:00pm. We have programs for kids from three years old thru 6th grade. We have open registration throughout the club year, provided we have space. See the downloadable registration form for more details. Simply print the form, fill it out, and hand it in on club night with your payment.

Exciting theme nights, the Awana Store and other fun activities really spice up our meetings throughout the year!
We are always looking or more leaders/helpers to serve over 100 kids in our Awana program. It’s a fun and easy way to serve God and our church family. If you are interested in helping, contact our Commander, Tanya Neill, at for more information. You can also call the church office at (615) 883-6709.

SPARKS (Kindergarten-2nd Grade)

Teaches children about the people and events of the Bible. This builds a foundation of wisdom for knowing Jesus. Sparks meetings combine learning with fun to create a very exciting atmosphere. Club meetings are divided into three segments:

  • Small group interactions and reciting memorized scriptures. Bible teaching, singing, announcements and awards
  • Games that appeal to kids of all skill levels

The Sparks curriculum is comprised of a series of 3 handbooks featuring the adventures of Sparky the Firefly and his young friends as they explore the people and events of the Bible. Each handbook builds a foundation of biblical wisdom through memory verse drills, crafts, activities and review of key doctrine and Bible facts. Sparks wear a red vest and earn patches and colored jewels for their verses and attendance.

AWANA Sparks

AWANA Cubbies

CUBBIES (Pre-School Age 3 & 4 years old)

Celebrates preschoolers’ spiritual potential by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word. Cubbies in built on two premises:

  • Young children can and should receive spiritual training.
  • Home is the primary place for spiritual training

Our preschool program meets these needs through lots of fun! Games, puppets, crafts, music, snacks and other activities make Cubbies a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

The Cubbies curriculum features a handbook written in a fun, storybook style with animal characters that appeal to preschoolers. The handbook contains 24 Bear Hug sections along with six optional special-day sections. Each section combines basic Scripture memorization with parent-child activities to help a child grasp a simple biblical truth. Cubbies wear a blue vest and earn stickers and patches for their verses and attendance.

T&T (3rd-6th Grade)

Answers kids’ key questions about God and the Bible, guiding them to grow in His grace. Like Sparks, T&T weekly meetings are divided into three segments:

• Children have a blast in our team-oriented
• Game TimeLearning and reciting Bible truths in Handbook time
• Hearing a Bible message at Large Group Time.

AWANA Truth & Training

T&T Ultimate Adventure™ teaches third- and fourth-graders that salvation in Christ is the ultimate adventure! Kids in T&T learn that the Bible is true and they can firmly trust what it says. Each Ultimate Adventure handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that third- and fourth-graders frequently ask. Clubbers learn eight answers to each of these questions along with verses to back up these answers. The handbooks include Bible studies and activities that allow children to go deeper into the subject matter. 3rd and 4th graders wear a green T&T t-shirt and earn dog bone tokens to display on their award bar.

T&T Ultimate Challenge™ trains fifth- and sixth-graders that walking faithfully with Christ is the ultimate challenge. Each Ultimate Challenge handbook answers four questions about God and the Bible that preteens typically ask. Kids learn eight answers to each of these questions, memorizing verses that back up the answers. Bible studies, activities and service opportunities take them further into the subject matter. 5th and 6th graders wear a blue and white athletic jersey and earn patches to place on their shirts.

For more information about the Awana Ministries Organization, visit