Antigua is normally paired with Barbuda, a nearby island, with which it shares the same government. With its strong economy based on tourism, Antigua does not have some of the problems that plague other Caribbean nations. However, along with the tourists come frauds, causing havoc at times for Antigua’s economy. Thankfully, Antigua has a strong evangelical Christian presence particularly aided by solid Biblical materials, like the Awana program. Awana exists in Antigua to reach kids with the incredible news of the gospel, equip leaders there with courage and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Antigua
There are over 20,000 children in Antigua and Barbuda today under the age of 15, many of whom come from families claiming to be Christian. Materialism and complacency affect their faith the most, with illegitimate births and drug use following as a result. Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Antigua is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1993, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created specially by Him!
Every week, Awana Antigua reaches 412 children with the gospel in their heart language through 8 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Antigua
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. But it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, a need particularly felt in Antigua’s emerging evangelical church. Each Awana program is built upon leadership that is trained to reach children, like those who use our Leader-Based Strategy (LBS) curriculum.
National missionaries, who understand the complexity of their countries, assist the churches which use the Awana program.
Changing the World in Antigua
Other countries are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for church activities. When a church starts the Awana program, children have a meaningful and fun place to go as they learn about the gospel. Adults are discipled and trained to make more disciples. Awana seeks to reach more children in Antigua with the gospel and equip more leaders there.
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- Total Number of Clubs: 8
Kids Discipled Weekly (In Thousands)
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