What is AWANA?

When it launched in 1950, AWANA had a humble start as a one-church program. The ministry of Awana has now grown to over 27,000 churches, and Bethany Romanian Baptist Church is excited at the opportunity to participate in this ministry!  For close to 20 years, we have used the Awana ministry as a means of reaching children and youth, and exposing them to the Word of God at our church, on Friday nights.

Our prayer is that the students involved in Awana will learn Who God is, what His Son did for us, and how we can live our lives for Him.

What happens at AWANA

Our fellowship time begins promptly at 7:00 pm and ends at 8:30 pm, at Bethany Romanian Baptist Church.  We meet on Friday nights from September through mid-June.

Prayer, Bible lessons, Bible memorization, worship, awards and other activities make Awana a lively experience at our church.  Kids recite verses they memorized each week.  Theme nights such as Apple night and Beat the Clock night add to the fun that kids get excited about. Each night is also filled with Game Time, which is a rotation allotted for high energy games.

The night is typically capped off with awards and recognition time.  The children are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the week, and these awards should be displayed and worn proudly.  They represent good achievement and spiritual growth in the knowledge of God and His Word.

The Goals of AWANA

AWANA has two primary goals:

Goal #1: To reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ.

Goal #2: To train boys and girls to serve Him.

The word AWANA, itself, stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, and comes from 2 Timothy 2:15.

Since the beginning of Awana in our church, our students have recited over 25,000 Bible verses, and we have watched the children grow in knowledge and understanding of the Bible.  It is an awesome opportunity and we are very excited about what God is going to do in the lives of these children.

How are children enrolled?

There are registrations forms at Bethany Romanian Baptist Church.  Simply fill out the form and leave it, along with the yearly dues, with one of the Commanders at BRBC.  Upon registration, our Commanders will help guide your children to their appropriate class, and can help you further understand which class your child should be in.

Who do I contact for more information?

Our Awana Commanders are the best people to contact for additional information.  They can be reached via e-mail at