AWANA Group 2012-2013

We at Calvary Baptist Church enjoy the excitement that comes from Awana.  We have the Awana program for Preschooler age which are the Cubbies, Sparks which is Kindergarden through 2nd grade and T N T (Teaching N Training) for grades 3 through 6th. Awana is each Wednesday at 6:45pm during the school year. Please click on the ministries tab above to bring you to the schedule of events for Awana. Our Awana commander is Adam Triantaflos. If you have any questions please contact the church at:

(517) 482-1135 Tuesday-Friday 9 am-3 pm

*** Please note, if DeWitt schools are closed because of inclement weather, Awana will be cancelled as well.  ***

What is Awana?

Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him.

Kids represent the greatest opportunity to make a long-term impact on our world for Christ. Offered through local churches, community groups and homes, Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Those kids who come to faith at an early age discover God’s purpose for their lives and hope for the future. Ministry leaders and parents witness the profound impact Awana has in reaching kids with the gospel and watching them grow as long-term disciples. That’s why so many families and leaders have returned year after year, week after week, for more than three generations.

The founders of Awana derived the Awana name from the first letters of  “Approved workmen are not ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.  You can find more information about the Awana organization at

Awana is a global, nonprofit ministry with fully integrated evangelism and long-­term discipleship programs. We at Calvary Baptist Church of Lansing offer the AWANA Club for grades Pre-K through grade 6 that actively involves parents and church leaders. Each week, more than 2 million children and youth, 330,000 volunteers and 260 field staff take part in Awana in 30,000 churches around the world. Offered through local churches, Awana reaches kids where they’re at and walks alongside them in their faith journey.

Awana works with churches from 100 different denominations. It began as a children’s program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side’s senior pastor, collaborated with the church’s youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.

Other churches learned about the success of the program and inquired about its availability. In 1950, Latham and Rorheim founded Awana as a parachurch organization. By 1960, 900 churches had started Awana programs. By 1972 Awana had begun its first international club. Today children and youth in more than 100 countries participate in Awana programs, and millions of adults are alumni.



Be diligent to present yourself approved to God

as a workman who does not need to be ashamed,

accurately handling the word of truth.

~  2 Timothy 15:2  ~

Obsessed   with  the   Truth