A couple of weeks ago, our focus was on prayer both in our worship service and in our small groups. Now, this week’s Journey study focuses on prayer as well. Maybe, just maybe, God is driving home the importance of prayer in our relationship with him.
Sparks work at their own pace, so you may select the appropriate video for your child each week at the above link. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for additional resources. We are using the ESV book version. Once your child has completed their section, please report your child’s progress each week using our Sparks Reporting Tool http://bethelsi.org/sparks/. Incentives earned will be mailed to clubbers each Saturday. Sparks basically receive jewels after every 4 sections once Rank is completed. You may find additional information on what is required to complete a section at the end of this email.
Weekly Memory Verse: John 20:31 (ESV)
Lesson T&T: Grace In Action 2.2 - The Bible Helps Us Know God video and clubbers should work through and complete section 2.2, pages 66-73. Parents sign off on page 73. Be sure to have your child say the review verse each week as well as the weekly memory verse. At the end of each unit, clubbers will have a review week where they will be required to say all the verses from that unit.
Be sure to check out the parent pages tab and scroll past the videos for additional resources. We are using the ESV book version. Once your child has completed their section, please report your child’s progress each week using our T&T Reporting Tool http://bethelsi.org/tandt/. Incentives earned will be mailed to clubbers each Saturday. T&T basically receive patches after every 4 sections completed. You may find additional information on what is required to complete a section at the end of this email.
Trek middle schoolers complete Bible studies and join in powerful small group conversations to answer important Spiritual questions. Wrestling with "Who am I?", "Why am I here?" and "Who's with me?" help students own their faith and discover what they believe.
Weekly Memory Verse: Genesis 1:31 (ESV)
Lesson Trek: His Story 1.7 - Everything Was Good video, and students should work through and complete section 1.7, pages 52-59. Parents sign off on page 59.
Be sure to check out the parent pages tab - https://awanaym.org/assets/trek-1/Trek%201%20Parent%20Guides%20ESV.pdf or scroll past the videos for additional resources.
Journey empowers high school students to live with godly perspective and evident faith. Each year students will go through Bible studies, memory verses, and great discussions on how to live out their faith in the world around them.
Weekly Memory Verse: Matthew 6:9-13 (ESV)
Lesson Journey: Disciples 2.3 - Pray video, and students should complete section 2.3, pages 38-43.
Be sure to check out the parent’s guide at- https://awanaym.org/assets/journey-disciples/Disciples%20Parent%20Guide%20ESV.pdf
Many of you may be asking, “What has to happen for a section to be signed off and reported?” Well, I am glad you asked!!
It’s pretty simple. Whether your clubber is in Sparks or T&T, they should begin each section with the scripture reference, say the specific verse or verses, and conclude with the scripture reference again. Each clubber is allowed 2 helps per section. These two helps may be anywhere from 1 to 3 words to help the child along at two different points throughout the section.
Now, parents, don’t let your kids fool you! Many of our clubbers get through verses without any helps whatsoever. In fact, I have to remind leaders regularly that clubbers are afforded two helps and every time I do, another leader says, “I always forget that!” The purpose of the helps are so clubbers don’t get stuck in the same place. It’s not so clubbers can rush through to the next verse. We want them to learn the verses and be able to recall them. But we also want to provide grace and encouragement. Our goal is that scripture is impressed on the heart of clubbers!
Sparkies are only required to say verses to complete a section, with a few exceptions, and directions are given in their books. Sparkies should also work in order through their books.
T&T on the other hand must complete the Start Here and Explore Section (questions) in addition to memorizing the section and the Review Section to complete a section. Please note that the Silver and Gold sections are extra credit once they complete all their sections. In order to complete the book, all Start Here, Explore, Memorize, and Review Sections must be completed. T&T clubbers are not required to complete Extra Credit Silver and Gold to complete the book. If your clubber has not completed all units up to 3.8, I would suggest they focus on getting caught up before working on Extra Credit.
As you are working with your clubbers on verses many of you will learn the verses as well. You may simply initial next to your signature and denote it on the reporting tool in order for your clubber will receive 5 additional Awana bucks. TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ALL YOUR CLUBBERS ARE ASKING... YES!!! We will have the Awana Store and Awards Celebration at some point!!!
For Trek and Journey we will be checking in with those working through books and have periodic incentives.