AWANA – Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed




AWANA is our Wednesday night ministry to children 2 years old – 6th grade during the school year. Based on 2 Timothy 2:15 exhortation to, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, rightly dividing the truth” AWANA for 6+ decades has encouraged children of all ages to memorize God’s Word through a fun and exciting program.

For more information contact our Pastor of Children’s Ministry Matt Elder:


Is to build a children’s ministry that excels in making a safe and fun environment that faithfully and creatively teaches the Bible, preaches the gospel, and makes Jesus the hero of every story. One that disciples, equips and encourages it’s volunteers and that wins the trust and confidence of every parent so that every family that comes through our door has the opportunity to meet Jesus and grow in their faith so that as many kids as possible can be saved for Jesus’ fame and glory!


(Partner with Parents)

Scripture clearly teaches us that God has called parents to be their children’s shepherds and the Church exists to partner with parents, to encourage and equip them to accomplish their great task, and to reinforce the Biblical truths that are being taught in the home.

 Deuteronomy 6:5-7 – You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 – But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned [them], 15 and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.



(Feed Jesus’ Lambs)

In restoring Peter, Jesus asked him to show his love for Him by feeding His lambs. Our mission to children is to love Jesus by faithfully feeding His lambs the pure milk of the Word. We accomplish this mission in 3 steps:

  1. Where We Feed Them: In a safe, fun and productive environment.
  2. How We Feed Them: Creatively and age appropriately.
  3. What We Feed Them: The pure milk of the Word centered on the good news (gospel) of the person and work of Jesus Christ.

John 21:15 – So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, [son] of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

1 Peter 2:2 – As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.



(Disciple and Equip our volunteers)

As you love and serve Jesus by feeding His lambs our commitment to you is to disciple and equip you to be successful in your great task, so together with the same message, on the same mission, we will preach the same gospel to Utah Valley till every kid hears for Jesus’ fame and glory!

Ephesians 4:11 – And He Himself gave some [to be] apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.



Download the AWANA Registration form here:

AWANA Registration

Download a Ministry Application Here:

Ministry Application

Download the 2016 VBC Registration Form Here:

VBC registration