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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.

Get Involved

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.


Nigeria—the African nation with the most people, the most corruption, and the largest prayer movement in the world. It has some of the strongest Christians and some of the most extreme Muslim fighters. With all these extremes, the challenge of Christian ministries is to bring peace with its gospel message. Awana Nigeria is a part of that peace-seeking mission; it exists to reach kids with the straightforward news of the gospel, equip leaders there with mentorship, courage, and proven training methods, and to change the lives of many who wonder if life can provide something more.  

Reaching Kids in Nigeria
There are over 76.5 million children in Nigeria today under the age of 15—an explosive number to reach with the gospel! Awana Nigeria can meet that challenge with its solid Biblical, age-appropriate program.   Providing mentoring and discipleship, Awana Nigeria is able to come alongside through local churches in ways foreign organizations cannot. Since the first club began there in 1991, 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 Nigeria reaches 3,755 children with the gospel in their heart language through 58 clubs.

Equipping Leaders in Nigeria
Awana is a proven program for reaching kids with the gospel. Yet it disciples the rest of the church through equipping the Awana club leaders, an essential need in Nigeria’s emerging evangelical church. Persecution from Muslim extremists is common, and leadership needs to be strong in Christ to stand against it. Awana Nigeria reaches out with training to support each church’s leaders: 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 Nigeria
Countries in Africa are not like the U.S., where kids have an array of choices for activities. When a church starts the Awana program in Nigeria, 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 Nigeria with the gospel and equip more leaders there.

You can join Awana in changing the world!

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


Region Overview

  • Total Number of Clubs: 58
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