AWANA is an international organization that has been around since the 1950's. The "Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed" acronym is synonymous with Godly training and development of children's lives and offers many fun activities. The AWANA clubs at JIBC is a seasonal ministry during the school year and we welcome kids to participate in all that it has to offer.

The Awana club for preschoolers is built on two premises:

- Young children can and should receive spiritual training.
- Home is the primary place for spiritual training.
Our preschool program meets these needs through …Fun, and lots of it! Awana is fun with a purpose – to reach and train kids for Jesus Christ. Games, puppets, crafts, awards and other activities transform our preschool program into a lively weekly experience where fun and learning go hand in hand.

The Awana club for children in kindergarten through second grade builds on the material taught in our preschool clubs. The curriculum takes kids a step deeper into God's Word while giving unsaved boys and girls regular opportunities to hear the gospel and come to faith in Jesus Christ. After being immersed in solid foundational teaching at the preschool level, boys and girls frequently come to an understanding of their need to trust Christ as their personal Savior while in Sparks.

The name Truth & Training reflects the passion of Awana to teach third- through sixth-grade boys and girls the truth of God’s Word and to train them to follow Christ in their daily lives. Our goal is that many of today’s young people will become tomorrow’s church leaders. T&T is the program that trains the leaders of tomorrow — today.