Welcome to the Awana TREK Program!
We are excited to have you in the TREK club and to serve as an LIT (Leader in Training)! You are an important part of our Awana program and provide mature and valuable leadership in our club. The younger clubbers look up to you and aspire to one day wear the blue Awana t-shirt like you. We could not do what we do without you. If you are not receiving regular e-mails from me please make sure that I have your e-mail address. When you are not able to be at Awana, you are missed. Please send me a text (907) 360-0969 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you can if you will be absent from an Awana night.
An Awana Night
For all LITs, the Awana night begins at 6:10 pm. LITs meet in the upper (high school) room. The time between 6:10 and 6:30 will include information about upcoming club activities, a leadership lesson, and prayer. It also allows time to shift focus from the busyness of the day to the Awana night ahead. During this time, you will be able to borrow and don an Awana shirt in case one is needed.
The Awana LIT Uniform
All LITs are required to wear the Awana LIT uniform. The uniform consists of a blue “Awana” t-shirt and a name tag. You are free to apply bling to your name tag if you so desire. It is important to be in uniform each Awana night to set an example for the younger clubbers, to be readily identifiable as someone who can answer questions, and to assist leaders in learning your name.
Each TREK LIT will be assigned to assist with one of the younger clubs: Puggles, Cubbies or Sparks. There are also special assignments such as assistant game leader, photographer, and sound booth technician. These assignments are made with intentionality at the beginning of the Awana year. If you have any questions or concerns about club assignments, ask a leader.
The TREK Book
After you complete the TREK check you will be given a handbook. Additionally, you will need to bring your Bible each AWANA night. The memory verse can be the verse in your book or you may choose a verse from the section of scripture that we are studying. When you recite your memory verse, be sure to have your Bible ready to hand to your listener so he or she can follow along as you recite your verse.
A Complete Awana Year in TREK
To complete an entire Awana year in the TREK club, you must complete all lessons we have studied in club including the TREK check and prepare written summaries of all required Bible reading.
Bible readings will be assigned for each Awana year. If you complete the assigned reading for each of the two years you are in the TREK club, you will have read through the New Testament. To receive credit for reading a book of the Bible, write a summary paragraph for each book. This paragraph must include the author, the occasion or purpose for writing, the main point or theme of the book, a particular section or verse that stood out or was especially meaningful during the reading, and any thoughts or observations you may have (minimum length of the paragraph is five sentences). Assigned Bible readings will be posted as a separate document.
LIT Awana Store
Throughout the Awana year, you can earn “Awana bucks.” Awana bucks are awarded for the TREK check, each completed lesson and each completed Bible reading. No paper money will be handed out.
$2 Trek Check
$1 each lesson
$1 each Bible reading section (summary)
To use your AWANA bucks
a sling bag or T shirt is 20 Awana dollars
$15 gift card is 25 AWANA dollars
Dinner/evening with a leader is 30 AWANA dollars
At the end of each Awana year, we have an awards ceremony. If you are interested in having your efforts recognized at the awards ceremony, then the following information will help guide you.
Excellence Award - To earn the Excellence Award, you must complete either two handbooks or manuals from T&T and/or Trek, or complete two entire Awana years in TREK, or a combination of the two.
Timothy Award - To earn the Timothy trophy, you must complete either four handbooks or manuals from T&T and/or Trek or complete four entire Awana years in TREK, or a combination of the two.
Meritorious Award - To earn the Meritorious trophy, you must complete six handbooks or manuals from T&T and/or Trek or a combination of handbooks and entire Awana years in TREK.
Citation Award - To earn the Citation award, you must complete all 10 Awana years; T & T, TREK and Journey.