Awana is derived from the first letters of “Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15. It is an international Christian organization founded in 1950, and headquartered in Illinois. Awana has more than 10,000 clubs worldwide and can be found in more than 100 countries. We are excited to be the ministry in Sherwood that offers this wonderful program for children in our community. The mission of Awana is to help “reach kids, equip leaders and change the world for God.” Our Awana program meets Thursday evenings during the school year from 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM. Since each child has the opportunity to progress at his/her pace, children are welcome to begin Awana at any point during the year. As with each of our services, visitors are always welcome.