Childrens Ministry

Beach Beacon Children’s Ministry 
Curriculum for Babies through 5th grade is Lifeway’s Explore the Bible.

Preschool Division 

Babies Nursery                      C102  
18-36 mo. (Toddlers)             C104  

Younger Children’s Division 

3 & 4 Year Olds                    C116  
Kindergarten & 1st                C114 
2nd & 3rd Grades                  C112  

*Children from kindergarten to 3rd grade, children are dismissed from 11:00 Service to attend children’s worship, led by Dana Johnston – worship, Noah & Erica Teeter -message.

Older Children’s Division 

4th & 5th Grade                  C110  

*Children from 4th grade and older, classes end at 11:00 to attend the 2nd Service

All leaders of our Children’s care are selected by an application process and background screening.

Download the Safety and Leadership Packet

Download the Leaders Guide

Visit our VBBBC Awana home page

Awana Night at VBBBC is on Wednesday evenings throughout the School Year.  We start our evening at 6:00 and rotate the clubs through Small Groups, Game Time and Large Group Time, ending at 7:45.

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Our Awana Club is four clubs in One:

Cubbies  (Age 3 to 4):  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 experience where they study their books and have weekly memory verses to learn. Cubbies, where fun and learning go hand in hand.

Sparks (K thru 2nd Grade):  Club meetings combine learning with fun to create an atmosphere of excitement for churched and un-churched kids alike. Along the way, Sparky, the friendly firefly, encourages boys and girls to learn verses and complete assignments  throughout their handbooks.

T & T (3rd thru 5th Grades):  Truth and 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!

Trek (6th, 7th, & 8th Grades):  Awana’s curriculum for Middle School Youth.  Students will learn God’s story while developing a habit of daily bible study.  Each lesson digs deep into God’s Word with plenty of time for discussion as well as continuing to encourage scripture memorization.  Our Trek program is incorporated into our VBBBC Youth Ministry’s Wednesday night Bible Study and fellowship led by our Youth Pastor Neil Johnston.

For more information about our Awana Club contact Craig McManus, Club Commander at:

What is Awana?

Based in the Chicago area, Awana is the only organization with fully integrated evangelism and discipleship programs for ages 2 to 18 that actively involve parents, church leaders and mentors. Each week, more than 2 million children and youth, 400,000 volunteers and 127 field staff take part in Awana in over 27,000 churches in the U.S. and internationally Awana works with churches from 100 different denominations.

It began as a children’s program at the North Side Gospel Center in Chicago in 1941. Lance Latham, North Side’s senior pastor, collaborated with the church’s youth director, Art Rorheim, to develop weekly clubs that would appeal to churched and non-churched kids, lead them to trust Christ for salvation and grow them in enduring faith and service to God.

Other churches learned about the success of the program and inquired about its availability. In 1950, Latham and Rorheim founded Awana as a parachurch organization. By 1960, 900 churches had started Awana programs. By 1972 Awana had begun its first international club. Today children and youth in more than 100 countries participate in Awana programs, and millions of adults are alumni.

The founders of Awana derived the Awana name from the first letters of “Approved workmen are not ashamed” as taken from 2 Timothy 2:15 of the Bible.

Today, more than 11,500 U.S. churches run Awana with programs in all 50 states. Awana can also be found in more than 16,000 churches, schools and orphanages in 100 other countries

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