Update 10/1/17: We have hit our maximum enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year, so we are no longer able to accept new registrations. Please contact our church office to find out about our other children’s ministry events!

What is Awana?

Awana is a program that reaches kids for Christ through fun, scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Check out this video to learn more:

When and Where?

Awana is on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Westside Church of Christ (7300 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield CA 93309). The program runs from September 27 – May 2 (with breaks for major holidays).

Who Can Attend?

Children age 3 – 6th grade may sign up for Awana. Children must be potty trained and at least 3 years old as of September 1, 2017. There are separate groups for the following ages:

  • Cubbies: 3 and 4 year olds (by September 1; must be potty trained).
  • Sparks: Kindergarten – 2nd Grade.
  • Truth and Training (T&T): 3rd-6th Grade.

What Are the Age Groups?

Cubbies (3- to 4-year olds)

Cubbies celebrates the spiritual potential of preschoolers by helping them develop respect for God, His Son and His Word.

Preschoolers can hardly wait for their next Cubbies club meeting. Whether it’s the fun puppets, the exciting games or all their Cubbies friends, they simply love it. At Story Time each week, preschoolers learn about God – the greatness of His love and His Word – and about His Son, Jesus Christ, the promised Savior. Non-competitive games build excitement and reinforce Story Time lesson themes.

Cubbies helps you lead your child to God early so your child will respect and trust Him for life.

Sparks (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade)

Sparks ignites the curiosity of early elementary-age kids to learn about the people and events of the Bible, building a foundation of wisdom for knowing Christ.

To many children in kindergarten to second grade, Sparks is the highlight of the week! They love their red vests, the exciting games and spending time with leaders and friends.

Sparks is divided into three years, each with a unique rank: HangGlider®, WingRunner® and SkyStormer™. Each year, Sparks clubbers:

  • explore the biographies of people of the Bible from a new portion of Scripture
  • memorize Bible verses
  • complete handbook activities

The handbooks, combined with Large Group Time lessons from the WHO Do I Need to Know From the Bible series, take your child on a journey through the entire Bible!

Truth & Training

T&T engages third- through sixth-graders by answering their questions about God and the Bible, guiding them through this pivotal life stage to grow in Christ’s grace.

Handbooks and large-group lessons deepen a child’s knowledge about God and His Word and teach how to put that knowledge into action in everyday life.