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Reach Kids

Awana reaches kids where they're at and walks alongside them in their faith journey. Check out all our evangelism and discipleship resources here.

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Be a voice. Volunteer with a local missionary. Donate generously. Join our staff. Connect through social media. There are lots of ways to get involved in the work God is doing through Awana!

Change the World

Kids lives are transformed. Families become stronger and churches build community through active involvement in Awana. Check out our Stories page to see what God is doing in lives around the world. Partner with Awana missionaries in more than 100 countries to reach more kids with the gospel.

Equip Leaders

Look here for proven resources and relevant training to help shape leaders who impact their home, church and community for Christ.

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Japan

Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami did more than destroy buildings and level towns; it also shook the foundation of Japanese faith in ancestral worship, education, and hard work. Many have started questioning their faith and are investigating the claims of Christianity. That’s where Awana Japan can help. It 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 Japan
There are over 16 million children in Japan 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. Mentorship is a major way for them to avoid the dangers of social isolation, which entraps young people in Japan. Since the first international Awana club began there in 1983, 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 Japan reaches 1,171 children with the gospel in their heart language through 41 clubs.

Equipping Leaders in Japan
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. 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 Japan, there are one missionary and two missionary couples serving the churches with Awana clubs. They help the churches to implement the program and train the leaders.

Changing the World in Japan
What a powerful combination Awana is for the people of Japan 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 Japan!

Start by joining Awana right now with Get Involved.
Learn more about how your church can join Awana and its ministry in Japan or around the world with Awana GO.

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Region Overview

  • Total Number of Clubs: 41
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