The vision of Awana is based on a prayer. Our prayer is that all children and youth throughout the world would come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.

We are on a mission to reach kids, equip leaders, and change the world.

Awana wants to REACH kids through scripture rich experiences and a focus on the gospel. We want to do this in a fun and relational way. Awana Canada offers learning experiences through fun activities, trained leaders, and biblically based curriculum designed with scope and sequence.

Awana wants to EQUIP leaders and parents to confidently disciple children and youth. We believe a confident and well-resourced leader will have the greatest impact on the next generation. In Canada, our office and field team is ready to support your ministry through training, ongoing leadership development, and ministry support.

Awana wants to CHANGE the world through evangelism and lifelong discipleship. Children will grow in their relationship with Jesus, they will be confident to lead and disciple others, and they will share the heart of God for outreach in Canada and abroad.

We believe that when a child feels they Belong to a community, one that cares for them and shows the love of Jesus, they will experience the Spirit and Believe in the Word of God, they will develop a biblical worldview and that will guide them in their faith journey to Become lifelong disciples.



We believe The Gospel should be shared often and with urgency. Awana materials build in the Gospel in an age appropriate matter. Leaders are trained to share The Good News as part of their planned events and in everyday conversations with kids. Whether a child comes for one night or every night, they will hear the Good News of Jesus. 


The Word of God can be used for both knowing about God, or to really know God. The former is God’s desire and this is why at Awana we want leaders to help kids understand scripture. Great leaders will help kids memorize scripture and also understand its meaning in their lives. Kids will be impacted in both their heads and their hearts. 


We want kids to remember the hours spent in church as among the happiest of their lives. Play that is age-appropriate and safe is helpful in forming friendships with peers, as well as leaders. Great leaders encourage everyone to participate because they know that team games promote healthy self-esteem, and being a member of a team creates a sense of belonging. 

Parent Partnership

Parents have an important role to play when it comes to modeling and teaching faith, but what happens when parents are not prepared for conversations about The Gospel or Jesus? Whether parents are engaged in the faith of their children or not, we want to encourage special and sometimes simple moments for parents and children to journey together. 


Awana trains and equips leaders to authentically share Jesus through meaningful relationships. We believe that truth and love belong together and Jesus gave us the perfect example of that. He was the master mentor; he taught his disciples through his love and friendship and he journeyed with them as they grew in their relationship with God. Great leaders are trained to follow this example.