Australia is the Pacific “melting pot.” Over one-fourth of its peoples were born elsewhere—many from non-Western backgrounds. Australian churches need solid, Biblical materials with a cross-cultural sensitivity, which programs like Awana Australia can offer to diverse churches. Awana Australia supports the churches there by teaching kids the incredible news of the gospel, equipping leaders with discipleship, courage, and proven training methods, and changing the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.
Reaching Kids in Australia
There are four million children in Australia today under the age of 15, the time of life when they will be most open and receptive to the message of the gospel. It’s a perfect time for them to be mentored through a solid Biblical program like Awana. Since the first international Awana club began there in 1972, the gospel of Christ has shown each child in Awana that he or she is precious to God and created especially by Him!
Every week, Awana Australia reaches 1,219 children with the gospel in their heart language through 46 clubs.
Equipping Leaders in Australia
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 with courage and joy in spreading the gospel. Through the diversity of the churches, church leadership can serve as missionaries even within their own communities. Having tools, like the Awana program, that work cross-culturally helps them to do this. 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. In Australia, there is one missionary serving the churches with Awana clubs. He helps the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.
Changing the World in Australia
What a powerful combination Awana is for the people of Australia and the rest of the Pacific Rim: solid, Biblical teaching for kids with trustworthy discipleship for adults. Many are coming to know the Lord and be discipled in a progressive manner through the Awana program. It’s a program that works across many demographics and denominations. Together, this combination can change the world within a church, a community, and a country.
You can join Awana in changing the world in Australia!
- Total Number of Clubs: 46