Awana

Philippines



What is Awana?
Approved Workmen Are
Not Ashamed
2 Timothy 2:15

Awana (derived from the first letters of the phrase “Approved Workmen are Not Ashamed” from 2 Timothy 2:15) is a worldwide nonprofit ministry focused on providing Bible-based evangelism and discipleship solutions for ages 2 to 18.

AWANA Philippines Illustrative Logo

As the global leader in child and youth discipleship, Awana gives children the opportunity to know, love and serve Jesus, no matter their background.

For over six decades, the Lord has used the ministry of Awana to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world. The unchanging truth of the gospel drives the same vision we’ve held all these years to reach children in every corner of the globe as we walk boldly into the future and continue to be used by God to help change the world.

We are disciples making disciples. Reaching more than 4 million kids on a weekly basis, God is using Awana around the world to form tomorrow's Christian leaders from today's children and youth. We have a front row seat to see what happens when churches grasp the vision of reaching kids with the transformational power of God’s Word.

Awana equips local volunteers in churches around the world with Biblical evangelism and discipleship solutions so that today's children may become tomorrow’s Christian leaders, in every aspect of society and culture.

Awana's Vision

To be a strategic partner with families, churches, and ministries in a global effort to ensure the opportunity for all children and youth to be evangelized and discipled in Christ.

Awana's Mission

To reach boys and girls for Christ and train them to serve Him.

Awana's Beliefs

At Awana, our theology is the backbone of our mission. Our beliefs are what allow us to partner with over 100 denominations in order to reach kids with the gospel and discipleship.

The Awana Beliefs

The Bible

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is supernaturally inspired, so that it is inerrant in the original manuscripts and preserved by God in its verbal and plenary inspiration, so that it is a divinely authoritative standard for every age and every life.

Matthew 5:18; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:21

God

There is one God that eternally exists and reveals Himself in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – having each the same nature, attributes, and perfections, worthy of the same worship and confidence.

Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 1:1-2, 14, 10:30, 14:15-17; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14

God is the absolute and sole creator and sustainer of the universe, and creation was by divine command, from nothing and not through an evolutionary process.

John 1:3, 10; Acts 17:24-25; Genesis 1:1

God, by His sovereign choice and out of love for men, sent Christ into the world to save sinners.

John 3:16; 1 Timothy 1:15; 1 John 4:14

God the Son

Jesus Christ was fully God in the flesh and fully man, that He was born of a virgin and that He lived a sinless life, in which He taught and performed mighty works and wonders and signs exactly as revealed in the four gospels. He was crucified, shed His blood, and died to pay the penalty for our sins and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day. Forty days later He ascended to the Father’s right hand where He is head of the church and intercedes for believers. From there He is coming again personally, bodily, and visibly to this earth to setup His millennial Kingdom.

Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Hebrews 1:1-2, 7:25; Luke 1:30-35; Ephesians 4:8; John 1:1-5, 10-14, 14:3; Colossians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1:3,11; Revelation 20:4

God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is a person and is God, possessing all the divine attributes. He convicts of sin, regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers at the moment of their salvation, filling them in response to yieldedness with the goal of conforming them to the image of Christ.

John 3:5, 16:7-11; Acts 5:3-4; Ephesians 1:13, 4:30, 5:18; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 12:13

Man

Man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that in Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. All men are morally corrupt, and of themselves utterly unable to remedy his lost condition.

Genesis 1:26-27; Romans 1:18, 3:23, 5:12; Ephesians 2:1-3, 12

Salvation

Salvation is a gift of God and is received by man through personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrifice for sin. Man is justified by grace through faith apart from works and that all true believers, once saved, are kept secure in Christ forever.

Acts 13:38-39; Romans 4:5, 6:23, 8:1, 38-39; John 10:27-29; Ephesians 2:8-9

The Ordinances

The ordinances for the believer are water baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper as a memorial. They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation. But both of which are an evidence of obedience and fellowship with the Lord.

Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:38, 41, 8:12, 35-38; Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

The Christian Life

A Christian should walk in holiness and not after the flesh, with the goal of being conformed to the image of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As a new creation, walking in the Spirit, the Christian learns to grow in faith, in obedience to Scripture, in prayer, in fellowship with the saints, and in a life of service. The Christian will stand before the judgement seat of Christ and have his life evaluated according to his deeds.

Galatians 5:16-26; Hebrews 10:25, 11:6, 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:20-24, 6:18; John 17:17; Romans 8:29; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10

The Second Coming

There is a personal, pre-millennial, and imminent coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. There will be a bodily resurrection of the dead, of the believer to everlasting glory and the unbeliever to judgement and everlasting conscious punishment.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; Titus 2:11-13; John 14:1-6; Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15; 2 Peter 3:10