Helping you have the right pieces in place to ensure that your Awana ministry will be all it can be!
How did we get to the Advanced Training Program?
Initial Boot Camp Training (Getting Started or Hitting the Mark Training)
After successfully completing this Recruit Training at your church or regionally, you will be transformed, both physically in knowing what your role is each week. You will also be transformed mentally by giving you the vision of the ministry of Awana. You will be added to be a vital part of a highly effective team. Then, and only then, will you officially be awarded the title of Leader of an Awana Club.
You will have the opportunity to continue your training at Yearly Awana Ministry Conferences to hone your new skills and learn from seasoned instructors who have tried and true methods to share. You can also further your knowledge and skills through various online trainings through www.awana.org.
The next step in your training as Leaders will be to go from boot camp to Advanced Individual Training, (formerly Commander College 101), where you will be introduced to the five hats of the Leader and how they should be evident in any successful Awana club. You will receive first rate training from skilled instructors to learn the specialized skills needed to perform your job.
The next step in your training as Leaders will be to go from Advanced Individual Training to Awana Occupational Specialty Training, (formerly Commander College 201). This training will prepare you to work at a higher level with the Directors, Leaders and clubbers under your leadership. This training will emphasis the need to run your club at an “Excellent” level and will give you the tools to do so.
The third step in your training as Leaders will be Special Operations Training, (formerly Commander College 301). This training will focus on Building a Legacy in your Awana club. We will seek to instruct you on how to make sure that we are training the next generation of workers to keep the vision and passion of Awana burning bright even after we are gone.
Following this three part technical training you will then be sent out to your community mission field fully equipped and highly skilled to do your part to reach the next generation. You’ll also have learned valuable skills that will serve you well in dealing with the various issues that may arise during your service in Awana. Where ever you are stationed in life remember to build the relationships with the clubbers and the parents so as to reach them with the Gospel of Christ.
Your training is not over at this point, please avail yourself of new trainings coming from Awana either in online training’s or conferences like LEAD. Avail yourself to attend seminars or children’s conferences to learn more and better ways to reach the children and families of our communities.
Thank you so much for being a part of these training events.
Next training is being held at Grace Bible Church in Hollidaysburg, PA on Friday the 24th of June at 12:30Pm and ends on Saturday the 25th at 5PM.