New Awana Leader Training (formerly called the Commander College series)


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


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 scheduled now, contact us for more information.

Informational Meetings this Summer in July


Connect – Communicate – Collaborate

We will be holding them on different days of the week and all over our region so that as many Awana leaders can attend as possible.  There is no charge but a “Love Gift” offering will be taken to help cover the cost of travel and snacks for the meetings.  Below is the dates and locations of the scheduled meetings.  Check out the one that is closest to you and let us know ASAP if and how many will be coming with you?

July 10th at Hollidaysburg CMA church in Hollidaysburg, PA  held on Sunday from 3 – 5 PM.

July 11th at Glenview Alliance Church in Glen Rock, PA held on Monday from 7 -8:45 PM.  

July 13th at New Buffalo Alliance Church in New Buffalo, PA held on Wednesday from 7 – 8:45 PM.

July 18th at Lebanon E. Free Church in Jonestown, PA held on Monday from 7 – 8:45 PM.  

July 20th at Grace Fellowship Church in Ephrata, PA held on Wednesday from 7 – 8:45 PM.

July 21st at East Brandywine Baptist Church in Dowingtown, PA held on Thursday from 7 – 8:45 PM.

July 24th at Hope Community Church in Mt. Joy, PA held on Sunday from 3 – 5 PM.

July 25th at Christ United Methodist Church in Selinsgrove, PA held on Monday from 7 – 8:45 PM.

July 27th at First Baptist Church in Gettysburg, PA held on Wednesday from 7 – 8:45 PM.

July 28th at Memorial Heights Baptist Church in Cumberland, MD held on Thursday from 7 – 8:45 PM.  

As you can see there are many dates and locations to choose from as the days draw closer.

This will be a great time to see the new T&T material before rolling it out to your leaders.

Register online by clicking link below:

Awana Ministry Conferences in October 2016

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The Great Connection
Pursuing the Sweet Spot of Your Awana Ministry

Every lifelong follower of Jesus is shaped through knowing God’s Word and being in relationship with Him and His people.
Effective disciples are made when Bible engagement and Christ-centered relationship intersect. We call this intersection The Great Connection.
You experience The Great Connection every week at your Awana club as you invest in kids relationally and help them engage with God’s Word.
Be better equipped, to not only run great programs, but to keep investing in relational disciple-making with kids and families.

Join us at either the full day conference in Mt. Joy, PA on the 8th or one of the 4 mini evening conferences held in the month of October.  Check the calendar on the website for dates and times.

Please plan to attend one of the conferences this fall to be better prepared to serve your clubbers in your church.